American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volatile Organic Compounds Removal Methods: A Review

Aydin Berenjian, Natalie Chan and Hoda Jafarizadeh Malmiri

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2012.220.229

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 220-229

Abstract

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are among the most toxic chemicals which are detrimental to humans and environment. There is a significant need of fully satisfactory method for removal of VOCs. There are several methods including physical, chemical and biological treatments available to remove VOCs by either recovery or destruction. The aim of the present study is to summarize the available methods for VOC removal; trying to find a promising method among the available techniques. A wide range of VOCs can be treated biologically in which it offers advantages over more traditional processes including lower operating and capital costs and a smaller carbon footprint. However, due to a complex nature and diversity of VOCs it is hard to find a simple and promising method. Treatment still requires more research to solve the associate problems with available VOC elimination techniques.

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© 2012 Aydin Berenjian, Natalie Chan and Hoda Jafarizadeh Malmiri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.