Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/45225
標題: Treatment of waste gas from the breather vent of a vertical fixed roof p-xylene storage tank by a trickle-bed air biofilter
作者: Chang, Shenteng
Lu, Chungsying
Hsu, Shihchieh
Lai, How-Tsan
Shang, Wen-Lin
Chuang, Yeong-Song
Cho, Chi-Huang
Chen, Sheng-Han
關鍵字: Activated carbon adsorber
Fixed-roof storage tank
p-Xylene
Standing storage loss
Trickle-bed air biofilter
出版社: Elsevier Ltd.
摘要: This study applied a pilot-scale trickle-bed air biofilter (TBAB) system for treating waste gas emitted from the breather vent of a vertical fixed roof storage tank containing p-xylene (p-X) liquid. The volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration of the waste gas was related to ambient temperature as well as solar radiation, peaking at above 6300 ppmv of p-X and 25000 ppmv of total hydrocarbons during the hours of 8 AM to 3 PM. When the activated carbon adsorber was employed as a VOC buffer, the peak waste gas VOC concentration was significantly reduced resulting in a stably and efficiently performing TBAB system. The pressure drop appeared to be low, reflecting that the TBAB system could be employed in the prolonged operation with a low running penalty. These advantages suggest that the TBAB system is a cost-effective treatment technology for VOC emission from a fixed roof storage tank.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/45225
ISSN: 0960-8524
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