biofiltration Articles

  • Studies on Biofiltration of Contaminant Mixtures

    Most gaseous emissions from waste water treatment plants, industrial operations, and solids handling facilities, consist of contaminant mixtures rather than pure chemicals. In the literature, several studies have been conducted on biological treatment of gaseous emissions using either naturally bioactive media (soil, peat, compost, etc.) in biofilters or synthetic support media in biotrickling ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Cocopeat Biofiltration Systems

    A cocopeat biofilter system is a low-cost and low-maintenance on-site wastewater treatment solution that is modular in design and applicable for residential, institutional and commercial establishments. The system can be designed to passively treat septic tank effluent to meet secondary treatment levels. For residential use, the biofilter unit consists of a relatively small ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 WWTP 50.000 PE

    The aerated upflow biological filtration (biofiltration) is a technology which is today successfully used in more than 500 European wastewater treatment plants. Among this, the one of Sallek Valley, in Slovenia, differs by a two stage biofiltration and a part-recirculation of sludge from thickener to increase the COD concentration needed for denitrification. This process allows an advanced ...


    By AquaBiotec

  • Biofiltration WWTP Sallek Valley

    WWTP Sallek Valley:advanced waste water treatment with upflow biofiltration. The aerated upflow biological filtration (biofiltration) is a technology which is today successfully used in more than 500 European wastewater treatment plants. Among this, the one of Sallek Valley, in Slovenia, differs by a two stage biofiltration and a part-recirculation of ...


    By Water Experts Germany

  • 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 ...


  • 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 as pre-treatment to water harvesting and recycling

    This paper presents the results of the long term biofilter experiments conducted with raw stormwater collected from a canal at Carlton, in Sydney. Anthracite and granular activated carbon (GAC) were used as a single filter media in biofilter columns. Media heights of 75 and 40 cm were used. The filter columns were operated at filtration velocities of 0.12 and 0.25 m/h. The removal efficiency for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving bioretention/biofiltration performance with restorative maintenance

    One of the most popular Stormwater Control Measures is bioretention, or biofiltration. Anecdotal evidence suggests that well-designed bioretention cells are often not adequately installed and that maintenance is lacking, leading to less-than-adequate water storage volume and/or surface infiltration rates post-construction. In March 2009, two sets of bioretention cells were repaired by excavating ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Potential of biofiltration for VOCs emission control and safety aspects

    Directive 99/13/EC on the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is impacting on several industries in Italy, as well in other EU countries. Many small enterprises have to invest in new control systems and need to be helped to choose an appropriate and safe technology. As VOCs are highly flammable compounds, high concentrations in emission flows can pose a fire and explosion hazard if ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Evaluation of Tire Derived Rubber Particles for Biofiltration Media

    ABSTRACTCurrently, on average, one tire is discarded in the U.S. for every man woman and child every year. While the reuse market for used tires has increased over the years to approximately 75%, there are still an estimated 2-3 billion used tires stockpiled in the U.S. Finding economical and sustainable end uses for this tire material is an ongoing challenge to environmental engineers and ...

  • 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 ...


  • Occurrence of rate limited sorption in stormwater biofiltration systems

    Batch and column studies were conducted using synthetic stormwater with mixtures of 0.6 mm glass beads and compost particles of either 1.18 or 4.75 mm. Batch tests showed that rate limited uptake of zinc occurred onto both particle sizes. The column containing the 1.18 mm particles could be fitted by a Freundlich sorption isotherm while the other column exhibited a diffuse front and tailing and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


  • Review of Biofiltration Review of Biofiltration of Odors and Volatile Organic Compounds (Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs VOCs)

    - Biofiltration of odors and volatile organicshas been practiced successfully for overthree decades - Media used in biofiltration can be categorizedinto two main types: * Natural Media –Compost, soil, peat * Synthetic Media –plastic, ceramic. - Currently, there is no systematic way ofcomparing the cost-performance of ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

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