Biocatalytic removal of mono-chlorobenzene vapor in trickling filters

C. J. Mpanias, B. C. Baltzis

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Removal of mono-chlorobenzene (m-CB) vapors from air streams in a biotrickling filter unit was studied under various operating conditions concerning inlet m-CB concentration (Cgi), air residence time (τ), liquid recirculation rate (Q), pH, and frequency of medium replenishment. Removal of m-CB was high under all conditions especially when compared to the performance of conventional biofilters removing compounds similar to m-CB. The effect of pH was found to be much less than what is observed with suspended cultures of the same biomass. Concentration profiles of m-CB along the filter bed suggest either zero- or first-order rate law for the process, depending on the inlet m-CB concentration value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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