The behavior of particulate matter in bioreactors for air pollution control


Journal Article

The control of particulate matter (PM) in three lab-scale gas-phase bioreactors was studied. The three reactors include - compost-woodchip biofilter, polyurethane foam biotrickling filter and biotrickling filter packed with Pall-rings. Particle removal was dominated by Brownian diffusion for the smallest particles and by inertial compaction for the largest ones. The biofilter exhibited 100% removal at air contact times ranging from 20-81 sec. The results indicate that biofilters and biotrickling filters can be utilized successfully for particulate matter control.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Higuchi, T; Deshusses, MA; Cocker, DR

Published Date

  • December 1, 2004

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1475 - 1491

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1052-6102

Citation Source

  • Scopus