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Determination of the breakthrough volume of some volatile organic compounds, produced in municipal solid waste composting facilities, in three different sorbents
Year:2008

Research Areas
  • Environmental policy,
  • Chemistry

Information
Abstract
The aerobic composting process of municipal solid wastes (MSW) produces volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are emitted to the air. Some of these compounds are bad odorous compounds and also precursors of the photochemical smog formation and are normally found in a relatively low concentration in the air. Normally, before the analysis it is necessary a step of concentration. Active sampling (pumping air) through tubes containing porous polymers, such as TenaxTM TA, PorapakTM N and ChromosorbR 106 as adsorbents is a current practice to concentrate the samples of COV. But the sample volume should be lower than the breakthrough volume (BTV) of all the compounds present in the air in order to assure its quantitative collection. In this work the BTV, in the three adsorbents mentioned before, of 14 COV present in the atmosphere of a MSW facility were determined following the method proposed by Bertoni and Tappa in 1997. The BTV where compared, when it was possible, with the BTV data given by the Spanish standard UNE-EN ISO 16017-1, 2001
International
Si
Congress
NOSE2008: International Conference on Environmental Odour Monitoring and Control
960
Place
Roma
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-88-95608-09-9
Start Date
06/07/2008
End Date
08/07/2008
From page
143
To page
150
Chemical Engineering Transactions
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente