“We are extremely pleased with the results of the project,” Gabaldón said. “In comparison with conventional technologies, biological VOC treatment is economically beneficial, it contributes to a lower ecological footprint and implies a reduction of CO2”, Prof. Gabaldón continues.
The issue has become a particular hot topic in the United States as well, with the California EPA recently adding styrene to its list of substances “known to the state to cause cancer” under its Proposition 65 regulation. While there has not been a significant foray into biofiltration in the United States, the American Composites Manufacturers Association has released guidelines and tools to help manufacturers determine if their products are below Calfornia’s proposed “No Significant Risk Level” of 27 micrograms per day average life time.
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