air biofiltration Articles

  • Biofiltration Treatment of α-Pinene

    This paper provides an overview of air biofiltration with experimental data on the performance of a synthetic media biofilter system. It is shown that use of high surface area per unit volume structured media results in higher contaminant treatment rates per unit biofilter volume. It is shown that use of specially designed synthetic media allows effective control of biomass buildup by continuous ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biofiltration: An Innovative Technology for The Future

    Biofiltration refers to the biological transformation or treatment of contaminants present in the gas phase, usually air. The fact that air contaminants can be biodegraded by active bacteria has been known for quite some time. However, it is only in the last 10 years, that biofiltration has begun to emerge as an economically viable treatment process. Initially, biofiltration involved the use of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biofiltration - A Disruptive Technology for Sustainable Air Pollution Control

    ABSTRACTAir Pollution Control has emerged over the past 40 years as a significant industrial sector helping industrial facilities reduce emissions to comply with environmental regulations, reduce costs, and improve their public image. A variety of technologies have been developed to meet the needs of both the industries and the regulatory agencies.  Engineered biofiltration is a sustainable ...


  • Biofiltration of Particleboard Press Vent Emissions

    INTRODUCTION Bio•Reaction Industries, LLC contacted SierraPine Ltd in January of 2001 to discuss the potential for installing a pilot biofilter system controlling hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from the particleboard press at the Springfield, Oregon mill. This wood products company was familiar with biofilter controls for VOC and HAP emissions as a conventional, flatbed biofilter system had ...


  • Kinetic Evaluation of H2S and Ammonia Biofiltration for Air Emissions Control

    ABSTRACTTraditionally the control of H2S emissions includes direct air stripping, precipitation and chemical oxidation. In this study, low cost biofiltration using a natural media of wood chips and compost and a commercial biofiltration media were evaluated for the removal of moderate concentrations of H2S (up to 50 ppmv) at different Empty Bed Contact Times (EBCT) in the range of 10-80 seconds. ...


  • Biological Removal of Ammonia from Contaminated Air Streams Using Biofiltration System

    ABSTRACT Ammonia is a colorless, toxic, reactive and corrosive gas with a sharp odor. It is irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Ammonia gas occurs in the environment naturally and is emitted by many industries and, therefore, its control is essential. Biofiltration is a new emerging technology that is being used as a control procedure. This study evaluates the use of a ...

  • Review of Biofiltration - Effect of Support Media on Biofilter Performance

    Technologies for removal of hazardous pollutants from air have gained increased importance following the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Biofiltration is an emerging and attractive technology for the removal of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) present at low concentrations in air. Traditional VOC removal technologies involve physical or chemical processes such as adsorption, condensation, ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biofiltration of hydrophobic VOCs pretreated with UV photolysis and photocatalysis

    The effects of pretreatments on the biofiltration of gas phase α-pinene, a poorly water soluble Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), was evaluated in a controlled and long-term experimental investigation. Ultraviolet (UV) photolysis and photocatalysis were used and compared as pretreatment techniques. A control experiment involving biofiltration alone allowed for the direct evaluation of the coupled ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of Operational Conditions on the Performance of Triethylamine Biofiltration

    ABSTRACT Nitrogen compounds such as triethylamine are odorants generally found in chemical plants and foundries in which cold-box cores are made. In this study, the efficiency of biofiltration of triethylamine (TEA) vapor was evaluated. Experiments were conducted in two 6-L biofilters arranged in three stages and packed with inoculated compost - wood chips (40:60v/v) as the filter medium. The ...

  • Biofiltration of VOCs for Paint Manufacturing and Coatings Applications

    Biofilters, long used in Europe for odour control because of low maintenance, energy and operating costs have had a difficult time penetrating the US. The energy crisis and the cry for sustainable technologies have created interest in pollution control devices that reduce emissions and are energy efficient. This paper will discuss technical performance, design factors and economics of a ...


  • Biofiltration of Ethanol Emissions from Bakery Operations

    The management of volatile organic compounds in bakery exhaust gases was identified as a high priority problem by the American Bakers Association in conjunction with their member companies. Biotrickling filter technology was evaluated among other approaches and was selected for a pilot study to control ethanol emissions from a bakery oven exhaust gas stream. Biofilters and biotrickling filters ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biofiltration systems for the treatment of waste gas from industrial plants

    Bord na Móna Environmental Ltd have considerable experience in the field of biological air filtration (600 installations). Initially, the majority of installations were on Municipal and Industrial Wastewater applications. This was quickly followed by Municipal Solid Waste, an application Bord na Móna jointly developed with its Italian partners Air Clean srl. Since 2000, Bord na Móna have ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Nature’s Own - Biofiltration Process Offers Promise of (near) Energy-free Pollution Abatement

    A filter could be described as any substance through which liquid is passed to remove suspended impurities. Although a “biofilter” is actually not a filter, “biofiltration” is on the threshold of finding a market as a compliance solution for air pollution regulations after a number of false starts. Biofilters have long been used as a means for reducing objectionable odors in Germany, the ...


  • Nature’s Own - Biofiltration process offers promise of (near) energy-free pollution abatement

    A filter could be described as any substance through which liquid is passed to remove suspended impurities. Although a “biofilter” is actually not a filter, “biofiltration” is on the threshold of finding a market as a compliance solution for air pollution regulations after a number of false starts. Biofilters have long been used as a means for reducing objectionable odors in Germany, the ...


  • Pilot scale evaluation of biofiltration as an innovative pre-treatment for ultrafiltration membranes for drinking water treatment

    Fouling remains one of the major constraints on the use of low pressure membranes in drinking water treatment. Work over the last few years has shown the importance of biopolymers (carbohydrates and protein-like material) as foulants for ultrafiltration (UF) membranes. The purpose of this study was to investigate at pilot scale the use of rapid biofiltration (without prior coagulation or ozone ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Air Emissions/Off-Gas Treatment

    A number of technologies have been widely applied for removal of VOCs from off-gas streams. However, the application of these technologies to off-gases from site remediation may be quite limited. Biofiltration has been widely applied for VOC destruction in Europe and Japan, but it has only recently been used in the United States. Catalytic and thermal oxidation are widely used for the destruction ...

  • Clearing the air: the use of bio-oxidation for industrial air emissions control

    The wood products industry began rather ardous road to emissions control in the early 1990s with the first installation of a thermal oxidizer (an RTO) at a California MDF facility, for volatile organic compound (VOC) control. During the ensuing years, virtually every panel board facility has had to control emissions of VOCs, and up until the last few years, always with some sort of thermal ...


  • Biotretment of polluted air of a storage for used plastics in bio-trickling filter (BTF)

    The problem High concentrations of unhealthy sporogenic funghi and bacteria in malodorous gases of a used plastic storage could not be purified by classical compost filters, because of their high emissions of microorganisms. Problem solution By indoor-biofiltration in a bio-trickling filter using microbially activated LEVAPOR carrier the polluted air has ...

  • Study on the kinetics of NH3 removal from air by Nitrosomonas europaea

    In this paper, an attempt has been made to examine the feasibility of wood charcoal as a biofilter medium. The microorganism Nitrosomonas europaea has been utilised to remove ammonia in a continuous reactor. A maximum specific growth rate of 0.0565 h-1 was obtained for N. europaea in anaerobic environment using nitrate as electron acceptor. The slope of the graph between the maximum concentration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor air quality can be improved by employing plants as walls

    The practice of planting ivy to climb up the walls of buildings has existed for centuries. Now, the trend towards sustainability and green building practices can lead to the development and use of living walls as a means of filtering and improving a building’s indoor air quality. Green walls are a living, breathing, regenerating type of cladding that can be as simple as a living art installation ...


    By Actual Media

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