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The use of various species of fungi in biofiltration of air contaminated with odorous volatile organic compounds
1 Department of Process Engineering and Chemical Technology, Chemical Faculty, Gdańsk University of Technology, ul. G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233, Gdansk, Poland
2 Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Microbiology, Chemical Faculty, Gdańsk University of Technology, ul. G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233, Gdańsk, Poland
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Air pollution with odorous compounds is a significant social and environmental problem. This paper presents biological deodorization methods. The attention is focused on the application of biotrickling filters for air deodorization. Principles of their operation are discussed, indicating the key role of the selection of microorganisms responsible for the degradation of odorous compounds. A literature overview of the used fungal species is presented and the advantages of using fungi in comparison with bacteria are indicated. The results of experimental studies on the n-butanol removal in biotrickling filter are presented.
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