biofilter Articles

  • Biofilter

    Biofiltration is a pollution control technique using living material to capture and biologically degrade process pollutants. Common uses include processing waste water, capturing harmful chemicals or silt ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofilters vs Asdorption

    In the last three decades biological technologies have emerged as a sustainable and economically-viable alternative compared to traditional techniques like adsorption/absorption for purifying gases. They were well-received initially in the industry and interesting products with good results were carried out for several years. However, owing to a series of reasons that will be detailed in this ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Longer Life For Biofilters

    Biofilters are the odor control system of choice at composting facilities. Despite similar capital costs, the biofilters are generally less costly to operate than chemical scrubbers. The key to keeping operating costs in check, however, is to get the maximum use out of the biofilter media, thus avoiding the time and money needed to do media replacements. Allen Boyette, senior engineer and manager ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the ...

  • Comparison of the biological NH3 removal characteristics of a three stage biofilter with a one stage biofilter

    A three stage and a one-stage bench-scale biofilter with effective heights of 129 cm filled with same type of packing material were operated at different influent concentrations of ammonia in order to investigate their performance in treating waste gas streams. The columns contained a mixture of municipal compost inoculated with thickened municipal activated sludge as a base material and shredded ...

  • A synthetic biofilter media for ammonia (NH3) removal

    In this work, a patented biofilter media is used in treating air contaminated with ammonia (NH3). The data shows up to 200 ppm of NH3 can be removed with over 93% removal efficiency at 30 s Empty Bed Residence Time (EBRT). At the start–up conditions, the results also indicated that the humidifier can be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methane oxidation in water-spreading and compost biofilters

    This study evaluated two biofilter designs to mitigate methane emissions from landfill vents. Water-spreading biofilters were designed to use the capillarity of coarse sand overlain by a finer sand to increase the active depth for methane oxidation. Compost biofilters consisted of 238-L barrels containing a 1: 1 mixture (by volume) of compost to expanded polystyrene pellets. Two replicates of ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 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.

  • Pilot-Scale Biofilter Test for Treating Zimpro Odors

    The thermal sludge conditioning process of U.S. Filter/Zimpro Corporation, Rothschild, Wisconsin (Zimpro process) is primarily used to improve dewatering characteristics of the waste sludge. The process entails a partial breakdown through oxidation and hydrolysis of complex, high molecular weight organic compounds, such as, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, and fats. The partial breakdown of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biofilm Growth-Percolation Models and Channeling in Biofilter Clogging

    Biomass accumulation is a load-limiting factor in the operation of biofilters used for air pollution control. As the biofilm thickens, portions at the base are no longer exposed to contaminants and oxygen and, thus, provide no treatment. Smaller pores are filled with biomass so that air no longer flows into them. As airflow paths are restricted, air may be prevented from reaching some pores even ...

  • Preliminary stabilisation of stormwater biofilters and loss of filter material

    Stabilisation affects performance of stormwater biofilters operating under intermittent wetting and drying, mainly due to wash-off of filter material. Understanding the dynamics of solids wash-off is crucial in designing stormwater biofilters. The current study analysed the dynamics of solids wash-off in stormwater biofilters and quantified the loss of solids from the filter. Four Perspex™ ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comparison of an organic biofilter and an inorganic biofilter for the treatment of residual odors emanating from a biosolids de-watering facility

    ABSTRACT: The following paper is a comparison of an organic media biofilter and a synthetic media biofilter for the treatment of residual odors emanating from the operation of a biosolids dewatering and truck loading system at the City of Toronto's Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. The system compared was an in-ground, header/lateral system operated in a forced draft, up flow, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • The influence of temperature and salt on metal and sediment removal in stormwater biofilters

    Stormwater biofilters are used to treat stormwater runoff. In countries with cold winter climates, biofilters are subject to low temperatures which, in some cases, are combined with potentially high salt concentrations from road de-icing, potentially affecting the biofilter's performance. Since stormwater biofilters have been developed without consideration of their critical winter use, a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of BIOCUBE’s patented odor control system with in-ground biofilters

    About the Project Summary: The apparent simplicity of the biofiltration process is deceptive. Various biofilter designs have been applied to wastewater odors since the 1920s, however, the acceptance of biofilters by the industry has been hampered by unreliability in the majority of designs. The BIOCUBE™ System, as patented by Biocube, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • UrbanGreen BioFilter Provides Cost-Effective Solution for Public Schools

    Low Impact Development Solution for Salem-Keizer Public Schools Salem, Oregon - In November of 2008, voters within the Salem-Keizer Public School district passed a $242.1 million school construction ...

  • Influence of nutrient supplementation on DOC removal in drinking water biofilters

    Analysis of the impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium supplementation on biofilter performance for organic carbon removal was studied on laboratory-scale biofilter columns. Three dual media biofilter columns were fed with synthetic raw water C:N:P ratios of 546:24:1, 100:10:1, and 25:5:1 (w/w) to simulate nutrient limited and two nutrient supplemented conditions, respectively. Research ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of the absorption bed`s efficiency under the Ecoflo Biofilter

    The Ecoflo Biofilter is a wastewater treatment system designed for the sanitary drainage of decentralized dwellings. Preceded by a scptic tank, the chain of treatment comprises a biofiltration unit and a polishing field allowing the treated wastewater to be absorbed by the rcceptor ground. The Ecoflo Biofilter performances have been evaluated by numerous organizations (MDDEP, BNQ, NSF, CSTB, ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Dimensioning of bioscrubber/biofilter-combinations for odour treatment at compost facilities

    Composting of organic waste has been developed rapidly in Germany in the last years. While Fricke et al. (1992) counted 88 running or planned compost facilities in 1991, the number increased up to about 550 in 1998 with a total capacity of 6.5 Mio t/a of biowaste (Wiemer and Kern, 1998). So, composting is a wide spread, established process in waste management, producing an important product for ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • High performance of nitrogen and phosphorus removal in an electrolysis-integrated biofilter

    A novel electrolysis-integrated biofilter system was developed in this study to evaluate the intensified removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from contaminated water. Two laboratory-scale biofilter systems were established, one with electrolysis (E-BF) and one without electrolysis (BF) as control. The dynamics of intensified nitrogen and phosphorus removal and the changes of inflow and outflow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The role of backwash in start-up of full-scale drinking water biofilters

    The purpose of backwashing during the start-up period of rapid biofilters at drinking water treatment plants differs significantly from the purpose of backwashing during normal operation. During start-up, finished water quality is secondary, detachment of microorganisms must be minimized, dust present in the original filter media must be removed and inherent inoculation of the biofilter with ...


    By IWA Publishing

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