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Main Title Gas Treatment in Trickle-Bed Biofilters: A Modeling Approach and Experimental Study.
Author Alonso, C. ; Smith, P. J. ; Suidan, M. T. ; Sorial, G. A. ; Biswas, P. ;
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA-R-821029; EPA/600/A-95/133;
Stock Number PB96-116934
Additional Subjects Tricking filters ; Waste gases ; Mathematical models ; Biodegradation ; Toluene ; Air pollution control ; Organic compounds ; Industrial wastes ; Pilot plants ; Chemical reactors ; Trickling filtration ; VOCs(Volatile organic compounds) ; Biofiltration
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NTIS  PB96-116934 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/29/1996
Collation 14p
Abstract The objective of this paper is to define and validate a mathematical model that describes the physical and biological processes occurring in a trickle-bed air biofilter for waste gas treatment. The model assumes a two phase system, quasi-steady state and one limiting substrate. Experimental data from the biodegradation of toluene in a pilot system with four packed bed reactors, are used to test the validity of the model. The unknown biofilter variables are estimated using a non-linear parameter estimation technique. Using these parameter values, simulations were carried out for different operational conditions, and the model predicitions were compared to experimental data.
Supplementary Notes Presented at the Annual Conference and Exposition, Water Environment Federation (68th), Miami Beach, FL., October 21-25, 1995. Sponsored by National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Highlights Notes %AUT:F. L. /Smith ;R. C. /Brenner
Category Codes 68A; 99B
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 603800860
Origin NTIS
Type CAT