• Development of Prediction Model of Groundwater Pollution based on Food Available Water and Validation in Small Watersheds
  • Sungwoo Nam1·Eungyu Park2*·Myeong-jae Yi1·Seonkeum Jeon1·Hyemin Jung1·Jeongwoo Kim1

  • 1Geogreen21 Co, Ltd, Seoul, Korea
    2Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

  • 식품용수 수질자료를 이용한 지하수 오염 예측 모델 개발 및 소규모 유역에서의 검증
  • 남성우1·박은규2*·이명재1·전선금1·정혜민1·김정우1

  • 1(주)지오그린21
    2경북대학교 지구시스템과학부

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Groundwater is used in many areas in food industry such as food manufacturing, food processing, cooking, and liquor industry etc. in Korea. As groundwater occupies a large portion of food industry, it is necessary to predict deterioration of water quality to ensure the safety of food water since using undrinkable groundwater has a ripple effect that can cause great harm or anxiety to food users. In this study, spatiotemporal data aggregation method was used in order to obtain spatially representative data, which enable prediction of groundwater quality change in a small watershed. In addition, a highly reliable predictive model was developed to estimate long-term changes in groundwater quality by applying a non-parametric segmented regression technique. Two pilot watersheds were selected where a large number of companies use groundwater for food water, and the appropriateness of the model was assessed by comparing the model-produced values with those obtained by actual measurements. The result of this study can contribute to establishing a customized food water management system utilizing big data that respond quickly, accurately, and pre-emptively to changes in groundwater quality and pollution. It is also expected to contribute to the improvement of food safety management.

Keywords: food processing water, groundwater, prediction model, segmented regression, data aggregation

This Article

  • 2021; 26(6): 165-175

    Published on Dec 31, 2021

  • 10.7857/JSGE.2021.26.6.165
  • Received on Dec 7, 2021
  • Revised on Dec 9, 2021
  • Accepted on Dec 20, 2021

Correspondence to

  • Eungyu Park
  • Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

  • E-mail: egpark@knu.ac.kr