WIT Press


Stable Isotope Application To Investigate Processes Of Waste Gas Odour Removal By A Biofilter

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960781

Volume

14

Pages

6

Published

1996

Size

361 kb

Author(s)

P. Krumbiegel, Th. Alter, R. Kliche & H. Pohle

Abstract

Stable isotope labelled [^N]trimethylamine ([^N]TMA) was used to study the behaviour of a typical waste gas component in a biofilter model - a 1.5m glass column filled with compost and coke granulate. [^NJTMA-loaded wet air was pumped through the column in a closed cycle for some weeks. In three to five days intervals samples were taken of the filling material at three heights of the column as well as of the air and of removed sprinkling water. As a result of nitrogen and "N analyses of the samples, kinetic "N profiles for different heights of the biofilter could be constructed

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