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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2010 Vol.11 No.9 P.629-637

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.A1000095


A pilot field-scale study on biotrickling filter treatment of NH3-containing odorous gases from organic waste composting plants


Author(s):  Nian-tao Xue, Qun-hui Wang, Chuan-fu Wu, Xiao-hong Sun, Wei-min Xie

Affiliation(s):  Department of Environmental Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China, Beijing Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100089, China, Japan TOHIN Company Group Profile, Tokyo 346-0028, Japan

Corresponding email(s):   wangqh59@sina.com

Key Words:  Ammonia, Biotrickling filter, Odor, Organic waste composting, Pilot field-scale study, Trickling liquid


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Nian-tao Xue, Qun-hui Wang, Chuan-fu Wu, Xiao-hong Sun, Wei-min Xie. A pilot field-scale study on biotrickling filter treatment of NH3-containing odorous gases from organic waste composting plants[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2010, 11(9): 629-637.

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Abstract: 
The use of a biotrickling filter was investigated for a pilot field-scale elimination of NH3 gas and other odorous gases from a composting plant in Tongzhou District, Beijing. The inlet gas flow rate was 3500 m3/h and NH3 concentration fluctuated between 2.76–27.84 mg/m3, while the average outlet concentration was 1.06 mg/m3 with an average of 94.9% removal. Critical volumetric loading (removal efficiency=100%) was 11.22 g-N/(m3·h). The odor concentration removal was 86.7%. NH3 removal efficiency decreased as the free ammonia (FA) in the trickling liquid increased. The pressure drop was maintained at about 50 Pa/m and was never more than 55 Pa/m. During the experiment, there was neither backflushing required nor any indication of clogging. Overall, the biotrickling filter was highly efficient and cost-effective for the simultaneous biodegradation of NH3 and other odorous gases from composting, suggesting the possibility of treating odorous gases at the industrial level.

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