Biological Methods for Air Decontamination: Modeling Hydrocarbon Removal

by Douglas S. Hodge, Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States,
Victor F. Medina, Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States,
Joseph S. Devinny, Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Bench-scale tests indicate biofilter treatment of gasoline and diesel with activated carbon support media is first order, while removal of ethanol on compost is zero order. Treatment of a pulse of contaminant allowed estimation of the retardation of contaminants in the biofilter. Dispersion is apparently significant.

Subject Headings: Biological processes | Filtration | Benchmark | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Hydrocarbons

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