Biotreatment of waste gas containing pyridine in a novel rotating rope biofilter Online publication date: Sat, 09-Oct-2010
by S.N. Mudliar, K.V. Padoley, P.P. Bhatt, M. Suresh Kumar, R.A. Pandey, A.N. Vaidya
International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP), Vol. 43, No. 1/2/3, 2010
Abstract: A novel Rotating Rope Biofilter (RRB) has been developed especially for the treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at higher loadings and characterised by high volatility along with high water solubility. The RRB provides a higher interfacial area (per unit reactor liquid volume) along with high oxygen mass transfer rate, greater microbial culture stability, and consequently higher substrate loadings and removal rates in comparison with other conventional reactors (e.g. biofilters) widely used for the treatment of VOCs. Pyridine was used as a model compound to demonstrate the enhanced performance of the RRB. The experimental results indicate that the novel RRB system is able to degrade pyridine with removal efficiency of more than 90%, up to a loading of 250 g/m³/h. The reactor has been in operation for the past 15 months and no loss of activity has been observed.
Online publication date: Sat, 09-Oct-2010
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email email@example.com