Microbiological and kinetic aspects of a biofilter for the removal of toluene from waste gases

@article{Acua1999MicrobiologicalAK,
  title={Microbiological and kinetic aspects of a biofilter for the removal of toluene from waste gases},
  author={Acu{\~n}a and P{\'e}rez and Auria and Revah},
  journal={Biotechnology and bioengineering},
  year={1999},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={175-84}
}
Microbiological and kinetic aspects of a biofilter inoculated with a consortium of five bacteria and two yeast adapted to remove toluene vapors were investigated. Initially the toluene sorption isotherm on peat and the effect of different environmental conditions on the toluene consumption rates of this consortium were measured. The fast start-up of the biofilter and the decay in the elimination capacity (EC) were reproduced using microcosm assays with toluene successive additions. Nutrient… CONTINUE READING