Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control: Proceedings of the by Jan Bartacek (ed.), Christian Kennes (ed.), Piet Lens (ed.)

By Jan Bartacek (ed.), Christian Kennes (ed.), Piet Lens (ed.)

Power and feedstock fabrics for the chemical express an expanding call for. With constraints regarding availability and use of oil, the power and chemical is topic to enormous alterations. the necessity for using more cost-effective and commonly to be had feedstocks, and the advance of sustainable and environmentally pleasant chemical methods is becoming quickly less than either cost effective and public pressure.

Therefore, waste fuel remedy has steadily been built-in into the method layout. rather than discharging their waste gases into the ambience, industries more and more try and turn into self-sufficient and recuperate compounds from their very own wastestreams or use (upgraded) wastestreams of neighbouring industries as uncooked material.

The complaints of the third foreign Symposium on Biotechniques for pollution keep watch over, hung on 28-30 September 2009 in Delft, the Netherlands, supply an summary of cutting edge biotechnology established tactics for remedy of waste gasses. a variety of leading edge examine points of environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, and bioprocess expertise are mentioned.

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8 Vandermeer KD and Daugulis AJ, Enhanced degradation of a mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by a defined microbial consortium in a two-phase partitioning bioreactor. Biodegradation 18:211–221 (2007). indb 21 4/15/2010 7:36:32 PM Chapter 4 α-PINENE REMOVAL FROM AIR IN ONE- AND TWO- LIQUID-PHASE THERMOPHILIC AND MESOPHILIC BIOTRICKLING FILTERS María Montes, Eldon R. Veiga & Christian Kennes Faculty of Sciences, Chemical Engineering Laboratory, University of La Coruña, La Coruña, Spain ABSTRACT In the present study, two laboratory-scale biotrickling filters filled with the same type of packing material were operated at different temperatures (mesophilic and thermophilic conditions), either in presence or in the absence of an organic phase, in order to investigate their performance in treating α-pinene.

1623 m3 h−1 and an EBRT of 42 s. Gas samples were collected at regular intervals from the top of the biofilter as well as from the sampling ports using a gas tight syringe and analyzed for residual isoamyl alcohol. The gas samples were analyzed by gas chromatography (Shimadzu 14B) using a Shimadzu packed column OV-17 and flame ionization detector. Nitrogen was used as the carrier gas at a flow rate of 20 ml min−1. The temperature of the column was maintained at 150°C. Injector and detector temperatures were both 85 and 90°C respectively.

38% the biofiltration could be considered effective for purify waste gases contaminated with IA concentrations Lower than 2 g m−3. Besides, the biofilter showed stability for future re-acclimation. REFERENCES 1 Ottengraf SPP, Meester JJP, van der Oever AHC and Rozema HR, Biological elimination of volatile xenobiotic compounds in biofilters. Bioprocess Eng 1: 61– 69 (1986). , Elimination of Methanol and Ethanol by Biofiltration: An Experimental Study Water Air Soil Pollut: Focus (2007). 3 Arulneyam D and Swaminathan T, Biodegradation of ethanol vapour in a biofilter.

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