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Biofiltration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)-An Overview

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee -247667, INDIA
  • 2Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Agra, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 1, Issue (8), Pages 83-92, November,18 (2011)


Volatile organic compounds excreted to the environment are highly susceptible to ecological and health hazards. Many conventional methods have been developed for the waste air treatment in the recent past but biological waste air treatment processes have acquired high approval due to its cost effectiveness and environment friendly technologies. This review presents an overview of biofiltration technologies for the control of VOCs and odours, functioning mechanism and its operational parameters.


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