Case-Study: Sewage Treatment Plant Odour Monitoring in Palava
To meet the aim of providing a healthier lifestyle to Palava city’s citizens, Oizom installed Odosense near STPs & ETPs of the city. This solution enabled the maintenance and cleaning crew to track the odour concentration from these plants in real-time and take corrective measures for its control. The inconvenience caused due to odour dispersion in the Palava Campus was reduced significantly by suppressing the odour on time. In case, the odour tends to cross the threshold limits, the crew would be notified to take necessary steps to mitigate the odour on time.
Palava city aims to strategize smart waste management system. The city aims to reuse its waste – be it solid waste or wastewater. To achieve this objective, used water from all the households is treated in the STP, to reduce its harmful effects before being released into the open environment. The Palava City Management Association (PCMA) noticed that a few residents were experiencing odour problems in their area due to the foul stench. The authorities, therefore, needed to address the problem and track the root cause of the odour emission. But wind speed and its flow direction was a hindrance to identify the source of the odour.
After a detailed site survey, Oizom experts spotted odourful gases and particulate matters from the sewage treatment plant to be the cause of the problem. Thus, Oizom proposed to install Odosense – an Odour Monitoring solution. Oizom installed Odosense at strategic locations at the site to measure CO, SO2, NO2, H2S, NH3, CH4, VOC, and CH2O. Odosense is the most advanced e-nose designed particularly to monitor odourful components emerging from waste treatment plants, landfills, dumpyards, etc. Odosense monitored the environmental parameters in real-time. The emission hot-spot was traced back using reverse modelling. Oizom Terminal was set up for the PCMA admins to view the data. The cloud-based application helped to visualize the hourly/monthly Odour Index.
Palava city focuses on smart waste management to provide a healthier lifestyle to its citizens. Oizom Odosense solution has enabled the authorities to trace real-time pollution in their city. By monitoring the odour emission from the landfills and STPS or ETPS, the authorities are able to take data-driven decisions by identifying the odour source and implementing corrective actions.