The bioremediation team develops technologies to remove agricultural contaminants such as waste plastics and residual pesticides using microorganisms.
1. Development of microbial methods to combat agricultural waste plastics
In Korea a considerable amount of plastics is used in agricultural sector for soil mulching, greenhouse, silage and so on and thus proper disposal method of the waste plastics is needed. In order to resolve this issue, we are investigating:
2. Microbial degradation of residual pesticides in agricultural fields
Chemical pesticides have made a big contribution to modern agriculture but they may threaten human health and environment if they are abused and remain in crops or soils over the allowable amount of residue. We are trying to resolve this issue using microorganisms: