• Core Business
  • Environmental Health
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Measurement and Analysis on POPs

Hazardous Materials

Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs) Monitoring
What are POPs?

According to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs are chemicals of global concern due to their resist degradation, toxic properties, bioaccumulate and long-range transport. The adverse effect of POPs threat on human and environmental health, such as Dioxins.

Related laws and regulations

POPs Control Act Article 11 (Monitoring Network Installation and Operation) and Article 4 (Monitoring Network Installation Plan)
POPs Control Act Article 31 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority) and Article 26 (Entrustment)

Business field

It is used to establish the policy of POPs management and to prepare the National Implementation Plan of the Stockholm Convention by monitoring of POPs distribution and trend over the environmental media (air, soil, water, sediments).

Measurement and Analysis on POPs
Measurement and Analysis on POPs
Classification Ambient Soil Water Sediment
Number of sites 38 61 36 36
Measurement Frequency twice a year one a year one a year one a year
Measurement Season Spring and Fall Spring Spring Spring
Target Compounds
  • By-products
    • PCDD/DFs, Coplanar PCBs(12 congeners), Indicator PCBs(7 congeners), HCB, Pentachlorobenzene
  • Organochlorine pesticides
    • Aldirin, Endrin, Dieldrin, Toxaphene, Heptachlor, Mirex, Chlordanes, DDT, Chlorodecone, Lindane, α-HCH, β-HCH, Endosulfans
  • Industrial chemicals
    • Tetraboromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether, Hexaboromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether, Hexabromobiphenyl, Perflurooctanesulfonic acid(PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic acid(PFOA)
Analysis Procedure Extraction, Refinement, Enrichment, GC/HRMS Analysis

※ Spring : March to May, Fall : September to November

※ Measurement of Toxaphene, Coplanar PCBs, Indicator PCBs are measured once a year (in spring) for each medium.

Measuremet and Analysis on Dioxin

K-eco provides measurement and analysis service on Dioxin by measuring and analyzing dioxin discharge level in incineration facilities and POPs discharging facilities.

Related laws and regulations
  • Article 19(Measurement of Persistent Organic Pollutants, Impact Assessment on Surrounding Area, etc) Act.
  • Article 18(Investigation of Sources of Discharge and Quantity of Discharge) Act.
Business field
  • Businesses discharging POPs such as waste incineration facility, non-incineration(facilities for iron/steel manufacturing, aluminum / copper, cement, basic chemical materials in petrochemical field)