By Christian Kennes, Maria C. Veiga

In contemporary years, pollution has turn into an incredible around the world difficulty. Air toxins can impact metabolic job, hamper fit improvement, and convey carcinogenic and poisonous homes in people. during the last twenty years, using microbes to take away pollution from infected air streams has develop into a broadly approved and effective substitute to the classical actual and chemical therapy applied sciences. pollution Prevention and keep watch over: Bioreactors and Bioenergy focusses on those biotechnological choices either the optimization of bioreactors and the advance of cleanser biofuels.

Structured in 5 components, the publication covers:

  • Fundamentals and microbiological aspects
  • Biofilters, bioscrubbers and different end-of-pipe remedy technologies
  • Specific functions of bioreactors
  • Biofuels construction from pollution and renewable assets (including biogas, biohydrogen, biodiesel and bioethanol) and its environmental impacts
  • Case experiences of purposes together with biotrickling filtration of waste gases, commercial bioscrubbers utilized in several industries and biogas upgrading

pollution Prevention and keep an eye on: Bioreactors and Bioenergy is the 1st reference paintings to provide a huge review of bioprocesses for the mitigation of pollution. basically meant for researchers and scholars in environmental engineering, biotechnology and utilized microbiology, the booklet can be of curiosity to business and governmental researchers.Content:
Chapter 1 creation to pollution (pages 1–18): Christian Kennes and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter 2 Biodegradation and Bioconversion of risky pollution (pages 19–30): Christian Kennes, Haris N. Abubackar and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter three identity and Characterization of Microbial groups in Bioreactors (pages 31–56): Luc Malhautier, Lea Cabrol, Sandrine Bayle and Jean?Louis Fanlo
Chapter four Biofilters (pages 57–119): Eldon R. Rene, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter five Biotrickling Filters (pages 121–138): Christian Kennes and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter 6 Bioscrubbers (pages 139–153): Pierre Le Cloirec and Philippe Humeau
Chapter 7 Membrane Bioreactors (pages 155–183): Raquel Lebrero, Raul Munoz, Amit Kumar and Herman van Langenhove
Chapter eight Two?Phase Partitioning Bioreactors (pages 185–205): Hala Fam and Andrew J. Daugulis
Chapter nine Rotating organic Contactors (pages 207–220): R. Ravi, ok. Sarayu, S. Sandhya and T. Swaminathan
Chapter 10 leading edge Bioreactors and Two?Stage platforms (pages 221–246): Eldon R. Rene, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter eleven Bioprocesses for the removing of unstable Sulfur Compounds from gasoline Streams (pages 247–274): Albert Janssen, Pim L. F. van den Bosch, Robert C. van Leerdam and Marco de Graaff
Chapter 12 Bioprocesses for the elimination of Nitrogen Oxides (pages 275–291): Yaomin Jin, Lin Guo, Osvaldo D. Frutos, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter thirteen Biogas Upgrading (pages 293–318): M. Estefania Lopez, Eldon R. Rene, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter 14 Biogas (pages 319–343): Marta Ben, Christian Kennes and Maria C. Veiga
Chapter 15 Biohydrogen (pages 345–381): Bikram ok. Nayak, Soumya Pandit and Debabrata Das
Chapter sixteen Catalytic Biodiesel construction (pages 383–397): Zhenzhong Wen, Xinhai Yu, Shan?Tung Tu and Jinyue Yan
Chapter 17 Microalgal Biodiesel (pages 399–430): Hugo Pereira, Helena M. Amaro, Nadpi G. Katkam, Luisa Barreira, A. Catarina Guedes, Joao Varela and F. Xavier Malcata
Chapter 18 Bioethanol (pages 431–463): Johan W. van Groenestijn, Haris N. Abubackar, Maria C. Veiga and Christian Kennes
Chapter 19 Biotrickling Filtration of Waste Gases from the Viscose (pages 465–484): Andreas Willers, Christian Dressler and Christian Kennes
Chapter 20 Biotrickling Filters for elimination of unstable natural Compounds from Air within the Coating quarter (pages 485–496): Carlos Lafita, F. Javier Alvarez?Hornos, Carmen Gabaldon, Vicente Martinez?Soria and Josep?Manuel Penya?Roja
Chapter 21 commercial Bioscrubbers for the foodstuff and Waste Industries (pages 497–511): Pierre Le Cloirec and Philippe Humeau
Chapter 22 Desulfurization of Biogas in Biotrickling Filters (pages 513–523): David Gabriel, Marc A. Deshusses and Xavier Gamisans
Chapter 23 Full?Scale Biogas Upgrading (pages 525–544): Jort Langerak, Robert Lems and Erwin H. M. Dirkse

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Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, (2001). 28 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. H. Janssen, R. van Leerdam, P. van den Bosch, E. van Zessen, G. van Heeringen, C. Buisman. Development of a family of large-scale biotechnological processes to desulphurise industrial gasses. In: C. , editors. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control . La Coru˜na, Spain: Universidade da Coru˜na, pp. 167–83 (2007). Y. Jin, C. C. Veiga. Bioprocesses for the removal of nitrogen oxides from polluted air.

The mole fraction of P in the bulk gas phase). In air pollution, the concentration of pollutant in the gas phase is generally low. Under such conditions, the equilibrium relationship between the pollutant concentration in the gas phase and in the liquid phase is generally linear. Some key parameters to be chosen that allow optimization of the process are the packing and the nature and hydrodynamic characteristics of the liquid. Whenever possible, water will be used as the liquid phase, as it is cheap and readily available in large quantities.

Some other common sources of H2 S emissions include pulp and paper industries, oil refineries, municipal waste landfills, animal farms (mainly swine production facilities), viscose production, geothermal power plants, coke ovens, asphalt plants, and any other process in which fuels containing sulphur are burned (mainly coal and oil). Under aerobic conditions, H2 S is first converted to elemental sulphur, which would further yield H2 SO4 , provided the oxygen concentration in the effluent is not limiting [4, 5].

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