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Volatile Organic Compounds Removal Methods: A Review

Aydin Berenjian1, Natalie Chan1 and Hoda Jafarizadeh Malmiri2
  • 1 University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2 Sahand University of Technology, Iran


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.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 8 No. 4, 2012, 220-229


Submitted On: 24 September 2012 Published On: 25 December 2012

How to Cite: Berenjian, A., Chan, N. & Malmiri, H. J. (2012). Volatile Organic Compounds Removal Methods: A Review. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 8(4), 220-229.

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  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Removal Techniques
  • Bio-Treatment