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Biological Oxidation for Treatment of VOCs –A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Nanotechnology, Dr. K. N. Modi University, Newai, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Chemical Engineering Department, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal, MP, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 54-62, October,18 (2016)


Presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in our atmosphere is a major environmental concern. There are several methods available for the treatment of VOCs exists in the atmosphere. Biological oxidation methods which are adopted for controlling gaseous VOCs have been found as simple techniques to control contaminated gases present in air due to its simple operating conditions, normal design and low cost. This review includes an overview of the various biological oxidation methods which have been used for VOC removal from air. The methods discussed in this review also include details information of their configuration and design, operating mechanism, internal activities of microbial biodegradation process and requirement of future R&D in this area.


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