Characterization of adsorbents for odour reduction

  • Peter H. ThiesenEmail author
  • Ingo T. Mahlke
  • Bernd Niemeyer
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Part of the Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 121)


The application of adsorbents in odour control can be traced back for centuries, but with low efficiency. Owing to the variety of odours and the sensitivity of the population, powerful techniques for odour control have to be developed. Specific sorption processes are promising. Surface modification of silica gel is a possible way to increase the specificity of the adsorbents. A simple method is introduced to characterize the adsorption behaviour of these materials.

Key words

Odour Selective adsorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter H. Thiesen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ingo T. Mahlke
    • 1
  • Bernd Niemeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany

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