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Title Biotechnology for odor and air pollution control / Zarook Shareefdeen, Ajay Singh (eds.)
Published Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 409 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover Preface Table of Contents Part I Introduction and Basic Theory 1 Biotechnology for Air Pollution Control an Overview 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Methods of Odor and VOC Control 1.3 Biological Reactors 1.4 Modeling and Design of Bioreactors 1.5 Types of Contaminants 1.6 Case Studies 1.7 Conclusion References 2 Environmental Laws and Regulations Related to Odor and Waste Gas Contaminants 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Control of VOCs 2.3 Control of Odor-Causing Chemicals 2.4 Brief Overview of Odor Restrictions Around the World 2.5 Conclusions References 3 Methods of Odor and VOC Control 3.1 VOCs and Odor Definition 3.2 Methods for VOCs and Odor Control 3.3 Physical-chemicalMethods 3.4 BiologicalMethods 3.5 Types of Bioreactors 3.6 Conclusions References 4 Selection of BioreactorMedia for Odor Control 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Diffusive Versus ConvectiveMedia 4.3 Naturally BioactiveMedia 4.4 SyntheticMedia 4.5 Randomly Packed Versus Structured Biomedia 4.6 Biofilter Versus Biotrickling Filter 4.7 Experimental Studies on Diffusive BiofilterMedia 4.8 Experimental Studies on Convective BiofilterMedia 4.9 Studies on Encapsulated Biomass and Membrane Biofilters 4.10 Conclusions Appendix References 5 Microbiology of Bioreactors forWaste Gas Treatment 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Microbial Communities Involved inWaste Gas Treatment 5.3 The Nature of Microbial Biofilms 5.4 Biodegradation of Air Pollutants 5.5 Factors Affecting Microbial Degradation of Air Contaminants 5.6 Genetic Approaches for ImprovedMicroorganisms 5.7 Monitoring of Microbial Processes 5.8 Conclusions References Part II Biological Reactor Technologies 6 Biofilter Technology 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Overall Process Description 6.3 Biofiltration Terminology 6.4 Mechanismof Operation 6.5 Characterizing Biofilter Performance 6.6 Factors Affecting Biofilter Performance 6.7 Microbiology of Biofilters 6.8 Advantages and Disadvantages 6.9 Applications of Biofilters 6.10 Conclusions References 7 Biotrickling Filter Technology 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Biotrickling Filter Design and Operation 7.3 Conversion of Chemical Scrubbers to Biotrickling Filters 7.4 Conclusions References 8 Bioscrubber Technology 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Bioscrubbers 8.3 Bioscrubber Design 8.4 Bioprocess Control in Bioscrubbers 8.5 Application of Bioscrubbers 8.6 Conclusion and Future Directions References 9 Membrane Bioreactor Technology 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Membrane Bioreactor Design 9.3 Reactor Configuration. 9.4 Operating Results 9.5 Models of Membrane Biofiltration 9.6 Conclusions References 10 Modeling of Biofilters and Biotrickling Filters for Odor and VOC Control Applications 10.1 Introduction toModeling 10.2 A Review of Biofilter Models 10.3 Uses of BiofilterModels in Full-Scale Designs 10.4 A Review of Biotrickling FilterModels 10.5 Conclusions and FutureWork References Part III Biological Reactors Applications 11 Biofilter Design and Operation for Odor Control The New Zealand Experience 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Stream Characterization 11.3 Pretreatment
Summary "Biotechnology offers one of the most economical and environmentally benign methods of air pollution control for industrial and municipal airstreams. Volatile organic and inorganic odorous compounds from various industries are emitted in large quantities and create hazards to the ecosystem and health effects to humans. Thus, the demand for odor and air pollution control systems that provide nuisance-free, breathable air is constantly growing. An international board of authors from universities, research institutes, and industries describe various biotechnological methods ranging from laboratory, to pilot evaluation and to full-scale process implementation. Topics include bioprocesses for the treatment of odors and air pollutants in wastewater treatment plants, rendering plants, chemical production facilities, and food and flavor manufacturing facilities. In addition to the basic microbiological and engineering aspects, the design, modeling and control of bioreactors are also presented."--Jacket
Analysis chemie
air pollution
pollution control
Chemistry (General)
Chemie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Bioremediation.
Odor control.
Air quality management.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
Science des matériaux.
Air quality management.
Odor control.
Form Electronic book
Author Shareefdeen, Zarook
Singh, Ajay, 1963-
ISBN 9783540270072