Bioreactors for Waste Gas Treatment

  • C. Kennes
  • M. C. Veiga

Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Kennes, María C. Veiga
      Pages 3-15
    3. Christian Kennes, María C. Veiga, Oscar Prado
      Pages 17-46
    4. Christian Kennes, María C. Veiga
      Pages 47-98
    5. Huub H. J. Cox, Marc A. Deshusses
      Pages 99-131
    6. Johan W. Van Groenestijn
      Pages 133-162
    7. Sarina J. Ergas
      Pages 163-177
    8. Johan W. Van Groenestijn
      Pages 179-200
    9. Philipp Rudolf von Rohr, Patrik Ruediger
      Pages 201-214
    10. Angela R. Bielefeldt
      Pages 215-254
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Jan-Carel Nieuwland, Michael S. McGrath
      Pages 261-267
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 307-312

About this book


Air pollution, a major concern at the end of the 20th century, still remains a significant problem to be solved today. Traditionally, industrial waste gases have primarily been treated through physical or chemical methods. The search for new, efficient, and cost-effective alternative technologies has led to the development and, more recently, the improvement of gas phase bioreactors.
This book is the first single text to provide a complete, comprehensive picture of all major biological reactors suitable for solving air pollution problems. The text describes the main features and covers the major aspects, from microbiological to engineering, as well as economic aspects, of the different types of bioreactors. The book also presents an in-depth review of the subject, from fundamental bench-scale research to industrial field applications related to the operation of full-scale systems successfully treating polluted air in Europe and the United States. Material dedicated to more conventional non-biological technologies has also been included, to provide a complete overview of the different alternative treatment processes.
Audience: The different chapters have been written by international experts, as a result of a fruitful collaboration between European and American scientists and engineers. The resulting text is a high quality, valuable reference tool for a variety of readers, including graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, professors, engineers, and those professionals who are interested in environmental engineering and, more specifically, in innovative air pollution control technologies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. Kennes
    • 1
  • M. C. Veiga
    • 1
  1. 1.University of La CoruñaLa CoruñaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5772-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0930-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0745
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