Inhibitory effects of SO2 on biofiltration of aldehydes

  title={Inhibitory effects of SO2 on biofiltration of aldehydes},
  author={Herman R. Van Langenhove and A. Lootens and Niceas Schamp},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
Biofiltration is a suitable method for eliminating volatile biodegradable organic chemical from waste gases. However, if substances inhibiting microbiological activity are present in the waste gas, biofiltration efficiencies will be poor. Results are presented on inhibition of biofiltration by SO2. Inhibition was observed first in a pilot scale experiment on odor abatement in a food processing factory. Then it was shown in laboratory scale experiments that SO2. concentrations less than 10 ppm… CONTINUE READING