biological odor control Articles

  • Hydroxyl-Radical Odor Control

    In-Pipe now offers the IPTC(OH-), a hydroxyl radical based odor control option for Lift Stations and WWTP headworks that requires no chemicals, needs only a small footprint and uses minimal electrical power. The IPTC(OH-) chemical free scrubber system connects to the existing lift station vent to oxidize hydrogen sulfide outside of the lift station environment in order to scrub odors before ...

  • Odor Control Advances at Composting Facility

    The Rockland County (New York) Cocomposting Facility began operations in February, 1999, processing biosolids from the five publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) in the county. The Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority (RCSWMA) owns the facility, but contracted with Waste Management of New York to design, build and operate (DBO) the 110 wet tons/day agitated bin composting facility ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Activated Sludge Diffusion Provides Cost Effective Biological Odor Control at Two Texas Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    ABSTRACTDuring recent expansions of the Rowlett Creek Regional WWTP in Plano, Texas and the Wilson Creek Regional WWTP in Lucas, Texas, activated sludge diffusion (ASD) biological odor control systems were installed to treat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other gaseous compounds. The ASD systems treat foul air collected from various sources, including headworks and primary distribution structures, ...

  • Managing Ponds for BOD Reduction and Odor Control

    A large number of food processors utilize ponds to treat their wastewater. Most of the time these ponds are aerobic in which they use oxygen to degrade the wastewater biological oxygen demand (BOD). Fruit and vegetables contain a high amount of simple sugars and other organic compounds that when exposed to water are released into the water stream. These organic compounds require oxygen to degrade ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Controlling Odors from Waste Water Treatment Plants

    INTRODUCTION In recent years, there is growing public awareness of odors from waste water treatment plants, which mainly stems from the following observed trends: The public is less tolerant of objectionable odors from waste water treatment plants; Many waste water treatment plants have seen residential, commercial, or other developments established near the facility ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biotreatment of Organic and Inorganic Odors

    Air emissions from manufacturing operations and waste treatment plants often consist of a combination of odors and volatile chemicals. Odors are inorganic or organic compounds, which are present in low concentrations, typically 20 ppmv or less, which have an unpleasant odor. Volatile chemicals are often present at higher concentrations than odors, but may or may not have any odors associated with ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Control of biosolids cake odors using the new biosolids odor reduction selector process

    ABSTRACT Recent introduction of more efficient dewatering devices that generate higher solids concentrations in dewatered cake has been plagued with the non-desirable side effect of more odorous dewatered biosolids. Previous research has shown that the production of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSC’s) such as methanethiol (MT), dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) ...

  • Q-PAC® supports biological growth for BOD reduction

    Patented Bioreactor uses Q-PAC Randomly Packed Media in Application of Specific Bacterial Cultures for Treating High Strength Industrial Waste for BOD and Odor Reduction in a Cheese Manufacturing Plant A cheese manufacturer in Upstate New York with one three million gallon lagoon is testing a bioreactor (TVTBIO 32) from TVT US Corporation. The concept is essentially the same as bacteria eating ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Treatment of Biogas Produced in Anaerobic Reactors for Domestic Wastewater: Odor Control and Energy/Resource Recovery

    Anaerobic municipal wastewater treatment in developing countries has important potential applications considering their huge lack of sanitation infrastructure and their advantageous climatic conditions. At present, among the obstacles that this technology encounters, odor control and biogas utilization or disposal should be properly addressed. In fact, in most of small and medium size anaerobic ...


    By Springer

  • Wastewater treatment facility uses ‘monsters’ to better manage screening, odor and trash

    As wastewater pours into the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Facility located on the outskirts of this Canadian town, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation SystemTM, is the plant’s first line of defense and removes all unwanted solids in order to protect downstream processes.Managers at the facility report ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • TOTALOX Odor Eliminator: The Two Step Treatment in One Package - Case Study

    Collection Systems Are Tough! With miles of pipe and multiple pumping stations, managing the complexity of a wastewater collection system is a full time job. The main task is to maintain the system and keep it flowing. But also near the top of that task list is preventing nuisance odors. When the phone starts ringing, you become a detective. First, you have to find the site or sites ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Chlorine requirement for biologically stable drinking water after nanofiltration

    There is considerable interest in minimizing the chlorine residual in Japan's tap water because of increasing consumer complaints about the chlorinous odor of drinking water. However, minimization of the chlorine residual requires stricter control of biodegradable organics in finished water to ensure biological stability during water distribution. In this context, we investigated the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Taming taste and odor (T & O) problems in a water treatment plant

    Taming Taste & Odor (T&O) Problems Some taste and odors are caused by mineral constituents in the water, e.g. excess chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. However the majority of taste and odor are the result of biologic activity. Spring turnover of lakes and algal blooms are responsible for Blue-green algae (Cyanobacterium), Green algae and diatoms that introduce filter clogging organisms ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Biological Removal of Ammonia from Contaminated Air Streams Using Biofiltration System

    ABSTRACT Ammonia is a colorless, toxic, reactive and corrosive gas with a sharp odor. It is irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Ammonia gas occurs in the environment naturally and is emitted by many industries and, therefore, its control is essential. Biofiltration is a new emerging technology that is being used as a control procedure. This study evaluates the use of a ...

  • Benzaco scientific`s ODOR-ARMOR® helps meet operational acceptance within a community

    The Problem - Since 1997, a Northeastern United States recycled paper mill has been under the scrutiny of the Department of Enviromental Protection (DEP) for odor complaints from the surrounding community. The neighboring community had the power to close the plant because of the smells. Either the mill resolved the odor problems or the DEP and the community would force the plant to close. ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • A Comparison of an Organic Biofilter and an Inorganic Biofilter for the treatment of Residual odors emanating from a Biosolids De-Watering facility

    The following paper is a comparison of an organic media biofilter and a synthetic media biofilter for the treatment of residual odors emanating from the operation of a biosolids dewatering and truck loading system at the City of Toronto's Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. The system compared was an in-ground, header/lateral system operated in a forced draft, up flow, open top configuration. The ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Biofilter array ends odor complaints from sewage transfer line - Case Study

    Management at Jefferson County (AL) Environmental Services reports it has solved a long-running odor problem by tapping a 30,000 din-capacity biotilter array into a 14 mgd average, 55 mgd maximum sewage, transfer line. The 6-unit BASYS array was manufactured by Biorem Technologies Inc. of Guclph, Ontario. The array handles hydrogen sulfide at average concentration of 5 ppm, and maximum of 25 ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • HD Q-PAC® Bio-media Eliminates Odors at Mt. Dora, Florida Water Reclamation Plant. System Very Responsive to H2S Surges

    The water reclamation plant at Mt. Dora, Florida had an odor problem at the headworks collection well. Several pump stations in the community send their water to this location. The discharge of the various lines is random. At times one line may be discharging water while other lines are idle. At other times multiple lines are discharging. There are periods of no water discharge at various times ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Fluid control saves $1 million at automotive supplier

    The Problem: A Michigan wheel manufacturer was facing numerous problems associated with the quality and maintenance of their coolant and cleaners. These problems included downtime quality control rejections due to corrosion of parts, pumps clogging with biological matter, and operator complaints of coolant odors. Concurrently, the plant needed to reduce fluid-related costs and improve data ...

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