Biotechnology for Odor and Air Pollution Control

  • Zarook Shareefdeen
  • Ajay Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction and Basic Theory

    1. Zarook Shareefdeen, Brian Herner, Ajay Singh
      Pages 3-15
    2. Sergio Revah, Juan M. Morgan-Sagastume
      Pages 29-63
    3. Rakesh Govind, Sandeep Narayan
      Pages 65-100
    4. Ajay Singh, Owen Ward
      Pages 101-121
  3. Biological Reactor Technologies

    1. Indrani Datta, D. Grant Allen
      Pages 125-145
    2. Marc A. Deshusses, David Gabriel
      Pages 147-168
    3. Ajay Singh, Zarook Shareefdeen, Owen P. Ward
      Pages 169-193
    4. Mark W. Fitch
      Pages 195-212
  4. Biological Reactors — Applications

    1. Pierre Le Cloirec, Yves Andrès, Claire Gérente, Pascaline Pré
      Pages 281-302
  5. Biological Reactors — Case Studies

  6. Future of Biotechnology

    1. Fethiye Ozis, Arash Bina, Joseph S. Devinny
      Pages 383-401
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 403-409

About this book


Biotechnology offers one of the most economical and environmentally benign methods of air pollution control for industrial and municipal airstreams. Volatile organic and inorganic odorous compounds from various industries are emitted in large quantities and create hazards to the ecosystem and health effects to humans. Thus, the demand for odor and air pollution control systems that provide nuisance-free, breathable air is constantly growing.

An international board of authors from universities, research institutes, and industries describe various biotechnological methods ranging from laboratory, to pilot evaluation and to full-scale process implementation. Topics include bioprocesses for the treatment of odors and air pollutants in wastewater treatment plants, rendering plants, chemical production facilities, and food and flavor manufacturing facilities. In addition to the basic microbiological and engineering aspects, the design, modeling and control of bioreactors are also presented.


Biofilter air pollution biotechnology control design ecosystem environment environmental pollution health industry microbiology pollution rendering plants volatile organic compounds wastewater

Editors and affiliations

  • Zarook Shareefdeen
    • 1
  • Ajay Singh
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Research and DevelopmentBIOREM Technologies Inc.GuelphCanada
  2. 2.Petrozyme Technologies Inc.GuelphCanada
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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