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PERFORMANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING OF AIR BIOFILTRATION FOR CARBON MONOXIDE REMOVAL

dc.contributor.advisorTILLEY, DAVID Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorGaneshan, Pritien_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-02-02T07:02:22Z
dc.date.available2005-02-02T07:02:22Z
dc.date.issued2005-01-18en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2187
dc.description.abstractThe ability of air biofilters to remove carbon monoxide (CO), a priority pollutant that harms human and environmental health was investigated. Environmental accounting of biofilters was performed using emergy analysis to compare resource requirements of biofilters to catalytic converters. Cylindrical PVC biofilters were filled with pebbles or compost, inoculated with soil slurries and loaded with either bottled CO or engine exhaust CO. In batch experiments, compost and pebble biofilters exhibited exponential decrease in CO over time with compost removing 90% of 1000 ppm-bottled CO and pebble biofilters removing 80% CO in 24 hours. In continuous flow experiments, compost biofilter exposed to 1000 ppm-CO generated from a gasoline engine was able to reduce CO levels (45%) at efficiency commensurate to a bottled CO source. In the range of 500-1000 ppm-CO, biofilters used less total environmental and energy resources to remove CO (12E9 solar emjoules) than conventional catalytic converters (40E9 solar emjoules).en_US
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dc.titlePERFORMANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTING OF AIR BIOFILTRATION FOR CARBON MONOXIDE REMOVALen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Resources Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Environmentalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCARBON MONOXIDEen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBIOFILTRATIONen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEMERGYen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledENVIRONMENTAL ACCOUNTINGen_US


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