Major Accomplishments of KIST Over Its 40-Year History. Since its foundation over 40 years ago, KIST has remained faithful to its role as a comprehensive research institute supporting Korea's interests and has made active contributions to the growth of the nation's industrial base through advancements in science and technology. A review of its major accomplishments through the years offer a peek into the most significant events in its history.

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Project Name Development of technology for assesment and remediation of metals contaminated in abandoned mining area
Year 2009 Director Development of techn
1. Content & Characteristic
  ○ Development of a systematic technology including site investigation, prevention, and remediation in abandoned mine area
  ○ Physico-chemical and biological treatment methods and agents based on geological characteristics of each mine
  ○ Development of pilot-scale active treatment facility for acid mine drainage and 30% operation cost reduction by process optimization

2. Scientific Value
  ○ Dramatic reduction of maintenance costs using an on-site applicable treatment system
  ○ Development of metal adsorbents using acid mine drainage as a source material and reuse of valuable metals
3. Economic Effect
  ○ Economic vitalization through technology transfer for a domestic environmental company
  ○ Providing people high-quality water through managing water resource after remediation of AMD
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