21. Industrial Bioscrubbers for the Food and Waste Industries

  1. Christian Kennes and
  2. María C. Veiga
  1. Pierre Le Cloirec1 and
  2. Philippe Humeau2

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118523360.ch21

Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy

Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy

How to Cite

Le Cloirec, P. and Humeau, P. (2013) Industrial Bioscrubbers for the Food and Waste Industries, in Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy (eds C. Kennes and M. C. Veiga), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118523360.ch21

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of La Coruña, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France

  2. 2

    Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), Aquasim, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119943310

Online ISBN: 9781118523360

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Keywords:

  • Bioscrubber;
  • implementation;
  • design;
  • odor treatment;
  • composting unit;
  • food industry

Summary

Biological processes for air treatment are particularly suitable for odors generated by industrial waste gas emissions, even though bioscrubbing is still little used industrially. The aim of this chapter is to present the implementation of bioscrubbers in two different applications. The first one is related to the treatment of a gaseous effluent from a food processing plant, while the second one concerns the deodorization of exhaust emissions emitted during waste composting. The diversity presented in terms of implementation shows the value of this kind of process and the relevant parameters to consider in order to ensure optimal processing efficiency. These examples of bioscrubbers may help in the promotion of this deodorization process, as this technique is still too underdeveloped relative to its high potential for waste gas treatment.