Biofiltration of Solvent Vapors from Munitions Manufacturing Operations
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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U.S. Army industrial operations sometimes involve processes that emit volatile organic compounds VOCs and hazardous air pollutants HAPs in gaseous form. Biofilter technology can treat such gaseous emissions. When supplied with the proper balance of nutrients, buffer, temperature, and moisture conditions, the biofilter collects contaminants from the air and biologically degrades them into CO2, water, and biomass by-products. This study provided needed bench-scale feasibility data before demonstration and validation of biofilter technology as a treatment process at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, MO, and for potential use in other U.S. Army Industrial Operations Commands.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control