Iowa pork processing plant eliminates waste water treatment odor and reduces odor control costs

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Courtesy of Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

The Problem - Increasing encroachment by new neighbors began causing problems for an Iowa pork processing facility. Though the plant had been there for more than 20 years, new neighbors complained about odors stemming from the waste treatment and composting operations at the plant. The 'loud' and frequent complaints of the neighbors brought tremendous regulatory pressure down on the facility. Other odor control options had not worked for the plant. They had tried other methods and vendors to no avail, the odors and the complaints persisted. They needed to find a solution.

The Objective - Create a treatment scheme for the waste treatment lagoons AND the composting operations that would eliminate odors and make the neighbors happy.

The Solution - After a plant survey, Benzaco engineers recommended a perimeter fogging system for the large 150' x 400' waste treatment lagoons that would utilize Benzaco's unique OCC-2000F product blend of neutralizers and added fragrance. Benzaco also recommended OCC-Bel, a unique formulation of activated bacteria and enzymes, for topical application on the composting wind rows. The plant manager was skeptical, 'we've heard it all before. It doesn't work for us.'

The Results - The Fourth of July weekend would be the test. Would the Benzaco solution work for the plant? Test results were...A+! No complaints! The odor was eliminated.

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