While biological waste treatment usually focuses on water or soil, the technology can also be very useful for treatment of air. Biofilters containing biofilms can treat air as it passes for a number of compounds. The filters are designed to channel air over the media surface while also maintaining humidity and nutrients needed for microbial growth. Unlike wastewater, oxygen is abundant so microbial activity is aerobic. The biofilters can replace activated carbon and other physical/chemical adsorption systems.
Benefits to replacing adsorption systems include:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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