Closed-House Biofilter Design and Performance Evaluation for Mitigating Environmental Odor Disturbances


  • Adinda Rizki Virginia Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
  • Arief Sabdo Yuwono Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia
  • Chusnul Arif Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia



biofilter, closed house, hedonic scale, odor gas concentration, reduction efficiency


Broiler-closed houses typically lack reduction technology, leading to environmental issues, namely odor. Processing technology can be used, namely biofilters. This study aims to design and construct a closed-house biofilter and perform a test on the biofilter to reduce odors. Odors are measured by the odor gas concentration (ammonia and hydrogen sulfide) and hedonic scale by the panel method. The biofilter consisted of an odor source (closed house), a humidifier, and a biofilter reactor. Factors that influence the size of the biofilter reactor from gas removal activities include air flow rate, retention time, and air volume. The proposed biofilter can reduce the odor from the broiler. Reactor temperature, relative humidity, and bacterial activity affect odor reduction. This successful implementation of a biofilter significantly mitigates odors in a closed-house broiler, addressing a critical environmental concern.


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How to Cite

Adinda Rizki Virginia, Arief Sabdo Yuwono, and Chusnul Arif, “Closed-House Biofilter Design and Performance Evaluation for Mitigating Environmental Odor Disturbances”, Int. j. eng. technol. innov., vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 165–176, Mar. 2024.