Transient-state behavior of a biofilter removing mixtures of vapors of MEK and MIBK from air.
In the work reported here, selected aspects of the dynamic behavior of biofilters for waste air treatment have been investigated. Emphasis was placed on transient state elimination of mixtures of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) vapors and on explanation of the observed phenomena. The initial startup, the response of the biofilter to step changes in the pollutant loadings, responses to pollutant pulses, restarting after starvation, and the influence of step changes in gaseous phase oxygen partial pressure are presented and discussed.
Deshusses, MA; Hamer, G; Dunn, IJ
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