By Jan Bartacek (ed.), Christian Kennes (ed.), Piet Lens (ed.)

Strength and feedstock fabrics for the chemical express an expanding call for. With constraints with regards to availability and use of oil, the power and chemical is topic to massive adjustments. the necessity for using more cost-effective and extensively on hand feedstocks, and the advance of sustainable and environmentally pleasant chemical strategies is turning out to be speedily below either inexpensive and public pressure.

Therefore, waste fuel remedy has progressively been built-in into the method layout. rather than discharging their waste gases into the ambience, industries more and more try to turn into self-sufficient and get better compounds from their very own wastestreams or use (upgraded) wastestreams of neighbouring industries as uncooked material.

The complaints of the third overseas Symposium on Biotechniques for pollution keep an eye on, hung on 28-30 September 2009 in Delft, the Netherlands, supply an outline of leading edge biotechnology dependent approaches for remedy of waste gasses. a number of cutting edge learn elements of environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, and bioprocess expertise are mentioned.

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Pinene was selected as a hydrophobic compound because of its high volatility, low water solubility, our recent past experience with this pollutant,3,4 and because of its relevance to the application of biofiltration of air emissions in pulp and paper industries and the forest products industries. In this study, several experimental runs were carried out in order to investigate the best operational conditions for reaching high removal efficiencies. The aim of this research was to investigate the biodegradation of α-pinene in a biological trickling filter with lava rock as packing material, at thermophilic (45ºC) and mesophilic (23ºC) temperatures, firstly without the addition of silicone oil and, secondly, with the addition of 5% silicone oil.

The final mixture was immediately poured into a mold and dried at room temperature for 30 minutes. AIRLIFT BIOREACTOR CONFIGURATION AND OPERATION The airlift loop bioreactor was operated with the yeast culture and the PACY media. 0 L as illustrated in Fig. 1. An internal baffle was placed in the middle of the column with an opening of 3 cm at both the bottom and the top of the column to allow the media to be circulated along with the air flow. An air stream generated by a compressor and controlled by a flow meter was contaminated with the mixture of VOCs by the slow injection of research-grade, pure chemical mixture using a syringe pump (KD Scientific, USA).

RESULTS WATER RETENTION CAPACITY The obtained results confirm the hydrophobic character of polyurethane since it had the lower water retention capacity (29%), meanwhile for the natural fiber was 96%. The biocomposites had capacities from 37 to 66% in terms of water retention, being the highest for the BC composite and the lower for the BCA-1 composite. indb 29 4/15/2010 7:36:32 PM 30 Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control BIODEGRADATION/ADSORPTION C/Co The adsorption-biodegradation behaviors for the biocomposite with the polyamine with the higher molecular weight (BCIA-1) and the same biocomposite without microorganisms (BCA-1) are presented in Figure 1.

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