Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

AWMC Seminar Program: Abatement of volatile sulphur compounds from wastewater emissions using biological activated carbon trickling filter

Presented by Hao Bu

With increasing urban growth and living quality expectation, offensive odour is considered one of the most serious issues causing public complaints in urban environments. Wastewater treatment plants and sewer networks are considered as important sources of odour emissions because a wide range of odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) are produced and emitted from wastewater. Among many odorants emitted from wastewater, volatile organic sulphur compounds (VOSCs) are the dominated contributors to odours in addition to hydrogen sulfide. Due to the trace level of odorants from wastewater, biotrickling filter is an effective and low cost technology for odour removal, compared to physical/chemical technologies. However, there is a lack of a comprehensive investigation regarding to VOSC treatment in wastewater facilities. This study aims to improve the volatile organic sulphur compounds treatment from wastewater through investigating and optimising the performance of a biological activated carbon trickling filter for simultaneously removing sulphur odorants (H2S, methyl mercaptan, dimethyl disulfide, dimethyl sulfide).


Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 20 April 2018
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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