voc control biofiltration Articles

  • 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 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 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 - 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 ...


  • 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

  • International Paints LLC - VOCs - Case Study

    Summary Union, NJ — Operations management at International Paint LLC here reports dramatic savings in compliance costs for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, through replacement of a gas-fired thermal oxidation afterburner with a 3000-cfm,  combination biofiltration and carbon adsorption, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • 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 ...


  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...


  • Air Emissions from the automobile manufacturing industry: a bio-oxidation pilot study of paint emissions control

    Bio•Reaction Industries (BRI) was contacted by Toyota to assess the abatement potential of an engineered bio-oxidation system (biofilter). The proposed intent of the pilot was to evaluate the effectiveness of biofiltration as available alternative to traditional VOC removal technology on an existing 3 stage wheel paint booth. A pilot unit consisting of a biotrickling filter and a separate ...


  • Air emissions from the automobile manufacturing industry a bio-oxidation pilot study of paint emissions control

    Bio•Reaction Industries (BRI) was contacted by Toyota to assess the abatement potential of an engineered bio-oxidation system (biofilter). The proposed intent of the pilot was to evaluate the effectiveness of biofiltration as available alternative to traditional VOC removal technology on an existing 3 stage wheel paint booth. A pilot unit consisting of a biotrickling filter and a separate ...


  • Results of Full-Scale Installation and Comparison of Biofilter Operation (PDF)

    ABSTRACTBio·Reaction Industries LLC. (BRI) has completed a two-phase project for the design, testing and installation of a biofiltration unit to degrade volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including benzene, toluene, xylenes, ethyl benzene, hexanes, MEK, MIBK, acetone and certain alcohols to reduce emissions from a paint manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon. The initial biofilter installed was ...


  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Case study - Styrene emissions: Catalytic oxidizer with concentrator

    Overview The world's largest button manufacturer needed a pollution control system that would destroy styrene emissions from a variety of plant processes. The plant was proactively seeking a cost-effective air pollution control solution to preempt future regulatory action. The main concern of the customer was the high operating cost of an emission control system. ...

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Bord na Móna introduces new wastewater technologies

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, introduced three new wastewater treatment solutions and new odor/VOC control technologies at WEFTEC.08 in Chicago, Ill. The company said it was significantly expanding its commitment to the U.S. market through the ongoing development of environmentally ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

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