Volatile organic compounds in the ventilation air before and after the biofilter of a mechanical waste treatment plant

Christof Lanzerstorfer, Bernhard Drach, Friedrich Pröll

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Abstract

The ventilation air from mechanical waste treatment plants is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and odour. For the treatment of such air biofilters are usually applied. In this study the separation efficiency of an industrial biofilter was investigated. The separation efficiency of the biofilter for VOCs was significantly lower than the reduction efficiency for odour. This could be attributed mostly to the alkanes, especially the C3-C4 alkanes, contained in the ventilation air. The calculated emission rates for total VOCs and for C3-C4 alkanes were 54 gC per tonne of waste and 17 gC per tonne of waste, respectively.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelProceedings of the 2nd World Congress on New Technologies, NEWTECH 2016
Seitenumfang4
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2016
Veranstaltung6th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation - Budapest, Ungarn
Dauer: 18 Aug. 201619 Aug. 2016

Publikationsreihe

NameProceedings of the World Congress on New Technologies
ISSN (elektronisch)2369-8128

Konferenz

Konferenz6th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation
Land/GebietUngarn
OrtBudapest
Zeitraum18.08.201619.08.2016

Schlagwörter

  • Biofilter
  • volatile organic compounds
  • mechanical waste treatment

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