Issue 18 (2014)

Improvement of VOCS biofiltration in bioreactors containing partitioning phase with hydrophobic properties

Authors: Rafał Sarzyński, Joanna Kaleta, Hanna Kolarczyk

Keywords: biofiltration, vilatile organic compounds, hydrophobic partitioning phase

Abstract: Biofiltration of airstream contaminated by hydrophilic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) proceeds in a higher yield than for hydrophobic VOC. Improvement of the process for hydrophobic VOC is possible by addition a hydrophobic phase to bioreactor. Use of the hydrophobic phase in trickle bed bioreactors enable increased conversion degree of hydrophobic pollutant.