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Development of biofilter with TDRP (tire derived rubber particles) Media of Odor Removal

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The biofilter system containing TDRP filter media was utilized to treat the odorous gas contaminant, hydrogen sulfide in consideration of the economic advantage of reusing discarded tire materials and the high potential of TDRP media for biofilm attachment. The pilot scale system having 13.4 ft3 of bed volume operated with synthetic hydrogen sulfide gas on a continuous basis over a range of 12 to 40.6 CFM. This system achieved over 94% removal efficiency at 20–90 ppm of inlet H2S concentration while operating in 20-67 seconds of EBRTs, indicating that overall effective operation was performed at mass loading rates of H2S ranging from 19.6 to 28.5 g H2S/ m3 /hour. It was apparent by the effectiveness of the system's performance that this system had the capability to effectively remove hydrogen sulfide.

Keywords: Tire derived rubber particle (TDRP); biofilter; hydrogen sulfide; pilot-scale reactor

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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