A comparative study of the characteristics and physical behaviour of different packing materials commonly used in biofiltration
Document typeConference report
PublisherUniversidade da Coruña
Rights accessOpen Access
In this study, the characteristics and physical behaviour of 8 different packing materials were compared. The materials were selected according to previous works in the field of biofiltration including organic and inorganic or synthetic materials. Results pre-selected those more acceptable support materials for the main function they have to perform in the biological system: high surface contact, rugosity to immobilize the biomass, low pressure drop, nutrients supply, water retentivity or a commitment among them. Otherwise, pressure drop have been described by means of the respective mathematic expressions in order to include phenomena in the classical biofiltration models.
CitationDorado, A.D., Gamisans, X., Gabriel, D., Lafuente Sancho, F. J. A comparative study of the characteristics and physical behaviour of different packing materials commonly used in biofiltration. A: Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control. "Biotechniques for air pollution control". Universidade da Coruña, 2007, p. 561-572.