Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy

Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy

Editor(s): Christian Kennes, María C. Veiga

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013 09:57PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119943310

Online ISBN: 9781118523360

DOI: 10.1002/9781118523360

About this Book

In recent years, air pollution has become a major worldwide concern. Air pollutants can affect metabolic activity, impede healthy development, and exhibit carcinogenic and toxic properties in humans. Over the past two decades, the use of microbes to remove pollutants from contaminated air streams has become a widely accepted and efficient alternative to the classical physical and chemical treatment technologies. Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy focusses on these biotechnological alternatives looking at both the optimization of bioreactors and the development of cleaner biofuels.

Structured in five parts, the book covers:

  • Fundamentals and microbiological aspects
  • Biofilters, bioscrubbers and other end-of-pipe treatment technologies
  • Specific applications of bioreactors
  • Biofuels production from pollutants and renewable resources (including biogas, biohydrogen, biodiesel and bioethanol) and its environmental impacts
  • Case studies of applications including biotrickling filtration of waste gases, industrial bioscrubbers applied in different industries and biogas upgrading

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Fundamentals and Microbiological Aspects

  2. Part II: Bioreactors for Air Pollution Control

    1. Chapter 4

      Biofilters (pages 57–119)

      Eldon R. Rene, María C. Veiga and Christian Kennes

    2. Chapter 7

      Membrane Bioreactors (pages 155–183)

      Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz, Amit Kumar and Herman van Langenhove

  3. Part III: Bioprocesses for Specific Applications

    1. Chapter 11

      Bioprocesses for the Removal of Volatile Sulfur Compounds from Gas Streams (pages 247–274)

      Albert Janssen, Pim L. F. van den Bosch, Robert C. van Leerdam and Marco de Graaff

    2. Chapter 12

      Bioprocesses for the Removal of Nitrogen Oxides (pages 275–291)

      Yaomin Jin, Lin Guo, Osvaldo D. Frutos, María C. Veiga and Christian Kennes

    3. Chapter 13

      Biogas Upgrading (pages 293–318)

      M. Estefanía López, Eldon R. Rene, María C. Veiga and Christian Kennes

  4. Part IV: Environmentally-Friendly Bioenergy

    1. Chapter 14

      Biogas (pages 319–343)

      Marta Ben, Christian Kennes and María C. Veiga

    2. Chapter 15

      Biohydrogen (pages 345–381)

      Bikram K. Nayak, Soumya Pandit and Debabrata Das

    3. Chapter 16

      Catalytic Biodiesel Production (pages 383–397)

      Zhenzhong Wen, Xinhai Yu, Shan-Tung Tu and Jinyue Yan

    4. Chapter 17

      Microalgal Biodiesel (pages 399–430)

      Hugo Pereira, Helena M. Amaro, Nadpi G. Katkam, Luísa Barreira, A. Catarina Guedes, João Varela and F. Xavier Malcata

    5. Chapter 18

      Bioethanol (pages 431–463)

      Johan W. van Groenestijn, Haris N. Abubackar, María C. Veiga and Christian Kennes

  5. Part V: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 20

      Biotrickling Filters for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Air in the Coating Sector (pages 485–496)

      Carlos Lafita, F. Javier Álvarez-Hornos, Carmen Gabaldón, Vicente Martínez-Soria and Josep-Manuel Penya-Roja

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