Treatment of Malodorous Waste Air Using Hybrid System

하이브리드시스템을 이용한 악취폐가스 처리

  • Lee, Eun Ju (Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lim, Kwang-Hee (Department of Chemical Engineering, Daegu University)
  • 이은주 (경북대학교 화학공학과) ;
  • 임광희 (대구대학교 화학공학과)
  • Received : 2010.05.25
  • Accepted : 2010.06.05
  • Published : 2010.06.30


In this research hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and toluene were designated as the representative source of malodor and VOC, respectively, frequently generated at the compost manufacturing factory and publicly owned facilities. The optimum operating condition to treat the waste air(2 L/min) containing malodor was constructed using photocatalytic reactor/biofilter process with humidifier composed of fluidized aerobic anf anoxic reactor. The ammonia(300 ppmv) of fed-waste air was removed by 22, 55 and 23% at the stage of photocatalytic reactor, humidifier and biofilter, respectively. The toluene(100 ppmv) of fed-waste air was removed by 20, 10 and 70% at the stage of photocatalytic reactor, humidifier and biofilter, respectively. Therefore the water-soluble ammonia and the water-insoluble toluene were treated mainly at the stage of humidifier and biofilter, respectively. In addition, hydrogen sulfide(10 ppmv) was almost treated at the stage of photocatalytic reactor and its negligible trace was absorbed in humidifier so that it was not detected before biofilter process. The nitrate concentration of the process water from anoxic reactor was found lower by 3 ppm than that from fluidized aerobic reactor. Besides, the dissolved ammonia-nitrogen concentration of the process water from humidifier remained at the high value of 1,500-2,000 ppm, which may be attributed to the existence of ammonium chloride and other source of ammonium nitrogen.


Hybrid Process;Waste-Air;Biofilter;Photocatalytic Reactor;Humidifier;Fluidized Aerobic Reactor;Anoxic Reactor


Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단


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