Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 573149, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/573149
Research Article

The Use of Inorganic Packing Materials during Methane Biofiltration

Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard de l'Université, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1K 2R1

Received 18 January 2010; Accepted 26 April 2010

Academic Editor: Yves Andrès

Copyright © 2010 Josiane Nikiema and Michèle Heitz. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. Nikiema, R. Brzezinski, and M. Heitz, “Elimination of methane generated from landfills by biofiltration: a review,” Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 261–284, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. C. Pellerin, Tirer le meilleur parti possible du méthane, The Student Operated Press, Vero Beach, Fla, USA, 2007, consulted in 2010, http://thesop.org/index.php?article=7175.
  3. Z. Shareefdeen, B. Herner, D. Webb, S. Polenek, and S. Wilson, “Removing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from a printed circuit board manufacturing facility using pilot- and commercial-scale biofilters,” Environmental Progress, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 196–201, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. H.-P. Horz, V. Rich, S. Avrahami, and B. J. M. Bohannan, “Methane-oxidizing bacteria in a California upland grassland soil: diversity and response to simulated global change,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 71, no. 5, pp. 2642–2652, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. J. H. Wilshusen, J. P. A. Hettiaratchi, A. de Visscher, and R. Saint-Fort, “Methane oxidation and formation of EPS in compost: effect of oxygen concentration,” Environmental Pollution, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 305–314, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. M. Humer and P. Lechner, “Microbial methane oxidation for the reduction of landfill gas emissions,” Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, vol. 27, no. 3-4, pp. 146–151, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. S. Y. Park, K. W. Brown, and J. C. Thomas, “The use of biofilters to reduce atmospheric methane emissions from landfills: part I. Biofilter design,” Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, vol. 155, no. 1–4, pp. 63–85, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. J. Streese, B. Dammann, and R. Stegmann, “Reduction of methane and trace gas emissions from former landfills in biofilters,” in Proceedings of the 8th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Ed., pp. 575–584, SWANA-Solid Waste Association of North America, Cagliari, Italy, October 2001.
  9. K. A. Janni, W. J. Maier, T. H. Kuehn et al., “Evaluation of biofiltration of air—an innovative air pollution control technology,” ASHRAE Transactions, vol. 107, part 1, pp. 198–214, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. J. W. van Groenestijn and N. J. R. Kraakman, “Recent developments in biological waste gas purification in Europe,” Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 113, no. 2-3, pp. 85–91, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. L. I. Sly, L. J. Bryant, J. M. Cox, and J. M. Anderson, “Development of a biofilter for the removal of methane from coal mine ventilation atmospheres,” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 400–404, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. J. Gebert and A. Groengroeft, “Passive landfill gas emission—influence of atmospheric pressure and implications for the operation of methane-oxidising biofilters,” Waste Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 245–251, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. J. Nikiema, L. Bibeau, J. Lavoie, R. Brzezinski, J. Vigneux, and M. Heitz, “Biofiltration of methane: an experimental study,” Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 113, no. 2-3, pp. 111–117, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. C. Kennes and M. C. Veiga, Bioreactors for Waste Gas Treatment, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2001.
  15. J. Nikiema and M. Heitz, “The influence of the gas flow rate during methane biofiltration on an inorganic packing material,” Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 87, no. 1, pp. 136–142, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. H. Jorio, Biofiltration de l'air contaminé par des composés organiques volatils, Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada, 2000.
  17. M. Pasmore, P. Todd, B. Pfiefer, M. Rhodes, and C. N. Bowman, “Effect of polymer surface properties on the reversibility of attachment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the early stages of biofilm development,” Biofouling, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 65–71, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. D. Seghers, S. D. Siciliano, E. M. Top, and W. Verstraete, “Combined effect of fertilizer and herbicide applications on the abundance, community structure and performance of the soil methanotrophic community,” Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 187–193, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. D. Dimitrov, D. Hadjiev, and I. Nikov, “Optimisation of support medium for particle-based biofilm reactors,” Biochemical Engineering Journal, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 238–245, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. A. Jain, K. K. Nishad, and N. B. Bhosle, “Effects of DNP on the cell surface properties of marine bacteria and its implication for adhesion to surfaces,” Biofouling, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 171–177, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. M.-C. Delhoménie, J. Nikiema, L. Bibeau, and M. Heitz, “A new method to determine the microbial kinetic parameters in biological air filters,” Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 63, no. 16, pp. 4126–4134, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. H. A. Hilger, D. F. Cranford, and M. A. Barlaz, “Methane oxidation and microbial exopolymer production in landfill cover soil,” Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 457–467, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. J. Le Mer and P. Roger, “Production, oxidation, emission and consumption of methane by soils: a review,” European Journal of Soil Biology, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 25–50, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus