An odour and VOC-eating machine may soon be put to work in Western Canada’s oil patch. The Bio-Reactor by Bio-Reaction Industries is a compact, mobile, and effective way to handle the hazardous byproducts.
“These people have taken a biofilter the size of a football field and shrunk it into a nice, compact unit,” said Brian Winters, president of Proeco Corporation.
It uses hungry, naturally-occurring fungi to take care of high volumes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), sulphur-derived compounds, and H2S. Winters describes the Bio-Reactor as a “compost-packed cleaning tower.”