A Bioscrubber uses living microbes to consume pollutants from an air stream. This technology will efficiently remove gasses that cause odors at wastewater treatment plants such as H2S, dimethyl sulfide (C2H6S), carbonyl sulfide (COS), and methanethiol (CH4S). Bioscrubbers can effectively remove aldehydes, organic acids, nitrous oxide (N2O), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and a range of water-soluble VOCs.
Advantages of biological air pollution control:
- Often less expensive: the pollutants in the air stream feed and sustain the microorganisms that consume them. Avoids the expense of continually adding scrubbing chemicals.
- The process is green. It does not produce NOX or CO like combustors do. Chemicals requiring disposal are not generally produced. The products of a bioreaction in which microbes consume hydrocarbons are mainly CO2 and water.
Monroe Environmental experts will analyze your application to determine if a biological solution is appropriate. Extremes of hot and cold will limit the effectiveness of microbes. Most microbes thrive in a moist environment that is around neutral pH, near 7. Monroe will analyze the variables of temperature, moisture, pH, nutrient mix, and residence time to achieve conditions that will support a microbial population that will efficiently consume and remove the air pollutants that occur in a particular application.
Monroe Environmental will custom-design a biological scrubber for each application and manufacture it in house. Units may range from a simple bio-filter tank with drain to a complete electronically controlled biological scrubbing system employing blower, liquid pumps, media with supporting structure, and a sump with nutrient addition and pH control to treat water that is distributed to the biological film living on the media.