Natural odor control for wastewater treatment processes. Industrial and municipal wastewater treatment generates odors that can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees, residents, businesses, and industries located near the wastewater treatment plant.
Wastewater lagoons are utilized to collect and stabilize wastewater. Approximately one third of all U.S. secondary waste treatment facilities employ some type of pond system. Lagoons can become septic, or contain compounds that product significant odors.
Odor from industries is a growing problem as cities are expanding closer to industrial areas. The production at food processing industries, fish factories, biodiesel plants and the like can create odors that might be a nuisance to the surrounding area. Odor control systems has thus become important to industries located closed to urban areas.
Municipal wastewater treatment plants (wwtp) provide an essential community service that is vital for the protection of public health and the environment in which we live. Without affordable wastewater services, the quality of life within a community or municipality can be drastically diminished. Most cities, towns and communities in the US and Cananda provide wastewater treatment services, unfortunately these services and plants come with many undesirable off gasses and odors. There are a number of challenges...
Hydrogen Peroxide as a Replacement for Sodium Hypochlorite
Hydrogen peroxide may be used in both mist scrubbers and packed tower scrubbers as a replacement for sodium hypochlorite (bleach). Like bleach, the process involves two concurrent mechanisms: 1) absorption of the odors (H2S) into the alkaline scrubbing solution; and 2) oxidation of the absorbed sulfide in solution.
H2S + NaOH → NaSH + H2O
4H2O2 + H2S → H2SO4 + 4H2O
Typical dose ratios are 5 parts H2O2 per part H2S or, when...
Gravity main sewer systems include major trunk lines and the tributaries that feed them. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) odor builds up in the collections system as the flows collect from upstream reaches and become larger, deeper and more septic (oxygen depleted) in the downstream reaches more near to the wastewater treatment plant. In general, most of the more significant hydrogen sulfide odor and corrosion control problems occur in the major trunk systems segments conveying flow to the plant.
Hydrogen Peroxide typically controls odors and corrosion at treatment plant headworks by direct oxidation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) within the wastewater. In the direct oxidation mode, H2O2 is applied to the wastewater 5-30 minutes prior to the point where the odors are being released, generally as the wastewater line enters the plant boundary.
The efficiency of hydrogen peroxide treatment depends upon the available reaction time, the level of iron in the wastewater (reaction catalyst), wastewater pH and...
Force main systems are typically high sulfide odor generators due to septicity conditions related to full pipe flow and a greater anaerobic slime layer (biofilm) thickness. Primary factors that influence sulfide loading generation in a force main include sewage temperature, BOD, retention time, pipe size and flow. Gaseous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) release at the force main discharge is usually the main concern related to odor and corrosion control needs; however, corrosion problems within the pipe can be of a...
Safely Eliminate Odors Created By Food Processing: Malodors generated by the food processing industry vary enormously since they can be generated in the production, processing, and wastewater treatment areas of the plant. Regardless of the source, all of these odors may be offensive to the public.
With the increased use of storm water retention tanks, the need arises to routinely clean the tanks. Regular cleaning maintains combined sewer overflow (CSO) capacity and prevents septicity and odor problems associated with stagnant effluent. PWTech® Tipping Buckets provide a simple yet robust solution for flushing retention tanks.
Every city and town in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific Rim is a target rich environment and susceptible to odor control concerns. Look no further then the nearest apartment complex, hospital, hotel, fast food outlet or retirement home. Shopping malls, grocery stores and entertainment complexes are also likely clients and application areas. Stop to consider the number of food processors, manufacturing/industrial operations, waste haulers, landfill or wastewater treatment sites in...
Let`s face it, wastewater is a tough, nearly thankless business. A lot can go wrong and before you know it, you`re in violation. Regulations ever increase, compliance becomes more difficult, and odors get the phone ringing. Equipment breaks down. Energy costs go higher & higher.
Wastewater Deodorization: The formation of hydrogen sulfide often poses a problem for municipal wastewater treatment. Chlorine dioxide, a powerful oxidant, can be effectively used to control noxious, irritating, or pungent odors from many operations. Moreover, its unique selective properties permit more efficient application at a lower dosage and cost than chorine, hypochlorite, permanganate peroxide or ozone.