BIOFILTRATION

Biofiltration is an air pollution control technology. It is essentially a packed bed of particles in which microorganisms are immobilized on top of the packing particles called support medium. The contaminated air stream (pollutants such as ammonia, amines, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), reduced sulphur compounds (RSC), and/or VOCs) is humidified and passed through the bed. There are minimal requirements for energy and raw materials and minimal waste production. In particular, biofiltration has become an accepted and mature technique for air pollution control with substantial industrial confidence. This is demonstrated by the exponentially increasing number of biofilters around the world. Biofiltration is successfully being used in a variety of applications in North America including wastewater treatment plants, food processing plants, composting & organics processing facilities, rendering plants, fertilizer plants and pulp & paper industries, for odour control, sewage air treatment, ATAD off gas treatment and VOC emission control (BTEX control).

Odor Control by Photoionisation

Photoionisation (PI) represents an exciting “new” technology in the odor control business. It is relatively new to North America but has been successfully used in Germany (and elsewhere) for over 10 years for odor control, mostly in wastewater treatment, but also in many other industrial applications.

Odor Control by Corona Discharge.

Corona Discharge (CD) treats odorous air within a room or space, allowing the air to be re-circulated. It is relatively new to North America but has been successfully used in Germany (and elsewhere) for over 10 years for odor control applications; and has a long track record in indoor air controlling yeasts, moulds, and odors.