The number-one environmental threat to public health, air pollution remains a pressing problem-made even more complicated by the massive quantity and diversity of air pollution sources.
Biofiltration technology (using micro-organisms growing on porous media) is being recognized as one of the most advantageous means to convert pollutants to harmless products. Done properly, biofiltration works at a reasonable cost-utilizing inexpensive components, without requiring fuel or generating hazardous by-products.
Firmly established in Europe, biofiltration techniques are being increasingly applied in North America: Biofiltration for Air Pollution Control offers the necessary knowledge to "do it right."
Table of Contents
Mechanisms of Biofiltration
Controlling Factors and Operation of Biofilters
Microbial Ecology of Biofiltration
Design of Biofilters
Biofilter Startup and Monitoring
Application of Biofilters
Appendix A: Symbols
Appendix B: Selected Elimination Capacity Values
Appendix C: Conversion Factors
Appendix D: Absolute Humidity of Air Saturated With Water
Appendix E: Approximate Conversion of Selected Currencies
Joseph S. Devinny