22. Desulfurization of Biogas in Biotrickling Filters

  1. Christian Kennes and
  2. María C. Veiga
  1. David Gabriel1,
  2. Marc A. Deshusses2 and
  3. Xavier Gamisans3

Published Online: 13 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118523360.ch22

Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy

Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy

How to Cite

Gabriel, D., Deshusses, M. A. and Gamisans, X. (2013) Desulfurization of Biogas in Biotrickling Filters, 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.ch22

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Mining Engineering and Natural Resources, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

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:

  • Biotrickling filter performance;
  • operational/design challenges;
  • microbiology;
  • stoichiometry;
  • economical analysis

Summary

A case study of a full-scale biotrickling filter for the removal of high loads of hydrogen sulphide contained in biogas is analyzed. Startup, performance and operational and design challenges are analyzed. Also, fundamental aspects in biogas desulfurization such as stoichiometry and microbiology of sulphide-oxidizing biomass are described.