Chapter 17. Process Engineering of Biological Waste Gas Purification

  1. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hans-Joachim Jördening3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Winter4
  1. Muthumbi Waweru1,
  2. Veerle Herrygers2,
  3. Herman Van Langenhove1 and
  4. Willy Verstraete1

Published Online: 26 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604286.ch17

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

How to Cite

Waweru, M., Herrygers, V., Van Langenhove, H. and Verstraete, W. (2004) Process Engineering of Biological Waste Gas Purification, in Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications (eds H.-J. Jördening and J. Winter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604286.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institut für Technische Chemie, Abt. Technologie der Kohlenhydrate, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 5, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 4

    Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Biotechnologie des Abwassers, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Am Fasanengarten, Postfach 6980, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Gent, Coupure L. 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium

  2. 2

    CENTEXBEL, Rue Montoyer 24 – boîte 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305858

Online ISBN: 9783527604289

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Keywords:

  • environmental biotechnology;
  • concepts and applications;
  • process engineering of biological waste gas purification;
  • technology;
  • performance parameters;
  • process principles;
  • reactor performance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological Waste Gas Purification Technology

    • General Characteristics

    • Technology Types

      • Biofilter

      • Biotrickling Filter

      • Bioscrubber

      • Membrane Bioreactor

  • Performance Parameters

    • Empty Bed Contact Time or True Contact Time

    • Surface Loading Rate (BA)

    • Mass Loading Rate (BV)

    • Volumetric Loading Rate (vS)

    • Elimination Capacity (EC)

    • Removal Efficiency (RE)

  • Characteristics of the Waste Gas Stream

  • Process Principles

    • Equilibrium Partitioning of the Pollutant

    • Diffusion

    • Microbial Degradation of the Pollutant

  • Reactor Performance

  • Reactor Control

  • Perspectives

  • Acknowledgments

  • References