biological odor filter Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Taming Taste & Odor (T&O) Problems - Case Study

    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 that also foul anion exchange resins, degrade ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Biologically Engineered Biofilm Modifications for the Enhancement of Collection System Transformations and Impacts on BNR Wastewater Treatment

    ABSTRACTIncreased influent RBCOD and heterotrophic plate counts coincided with the start of bioaugmentation in this study. Observed influent sulfide levels were also lower duringbioaugmentation. RBCOD increases could potentially improve biological phosphorus or nitrogen removal. Lowered sulfides in the influent could lower corrosion and odors in the collection system ...

  • Case study N°AA1 – Ambiant air monitoring – WWP TRS MEDOR H2S filter

    Context & Challenges Globally, the wastewater treatment is the first public health issue. Urban development leads to urbanization near waste water treatment plant and extension of sewerage network. These aspects induce to an augmentation of sulfur compounds (H2S, mercaptans and sulfides) which are very corrosive, odorant and toxic. To monitor this compounds online CHROMATOTEC® ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Cape Coral - Case Study

    City of Cape Coral Installs Two New Biotrickling Filters In WWTP Expansion Cape Coral is the third-largest city in the State of Florida behind Jacksonville and Tampa in terms of total city area and the 12th most populated. The city's most unique feature is a 400-mile network of dredged canals; more than any other city in the world, making it a popular destination for recreational boaters and ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Significant Improvements in Biofilter Performance for H2S and VOC Removal Using Biotrickling/Bioscrubber Technology in the Aeration Distribution Plenum System

    ABSTRACT Biofilters can handle the removal challenge of a diverse mix of complex odors and VOCs. However, there are significant limitations in handling levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) loadings above 10 ppm. High levels of H2S loading in biofilters will create an increase in the acidithiobacillus colony causing an overproduction of acid. This will destroy all other biodegrading ...

  • Anaerobic sewage treatment technology in Latin America: a selection of 20 years of experiences

    From the early introduction of Anaerobic Sewage Treatment, AST, technology to Latin America 20 years ago to now, the technology has become a viable alternative to provide affordable sanitation to the region. The engineering community has learned to identify and manage the main risks factors of the technology, namely: odor emissions, material corrosion, scum removal and low treatment performance ...

  • Bord na Móna introduces new wastewater technologies

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, introduced three new wastewater treatment solutions and new odor/VOC control technologies at WEFTEC.08 in Chicago, Ill. The company said it was significantly expanding its commitment to the U.S. market through the ongoing development of environmentally ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Landfill leachate treatment

    Landfills are categorized by regulations in three types: industrial, municipal, and hazardous. Individual landfills may be further differentiated by the types of waste which they accept. All landfills are required to be capped, usually occurring at the end of each day. The cap is typically 6-8” of soil. The cap reduces odor and loss due to wind. At the closing of the landfill, a permanent ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Growing water shortages, air & water pollution challenge US to take a sustainable approach to the environment

    With 36 states expected to experience moderate to extreme water shortages by the year 2013, the time has come for the United States to rethink its approach to the treatment, storage and reuse of water on a residential, industrial, and municipal level, according to Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc. President Shane Keaney. “The aging United States water treatment infrastructure now ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Biosolids Composter Satisfies Customers and Neighbors

    A ticket to Penn State football games isn’t the only hard thing to come by in State College, Pennsylvania. So is the biosolids compost produced by State College’s University Area Joint Authority (UAJA) wastewater treatment plant. “For the last four years, we’ve been sold out before we’ve made the compost,” says Stephen Welch, who manages the UAJA composting plant. All biosolids generated — about ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Getting more for less …15 years later and still going strong !

    ' We’re getting twice the agitation we were before, and for less electricity.' Problem This Northern USA dairy products company always met its wastewater treatment discharge limits. Biological oxygen demand (BOD) was within permit limits. The company tried many methods in treating its three-pond wastewater treatment system: chemicals, filters, surface aeration, and diffused air ...

  • ORGANICS DIVERSION - WITH COMPOST MARKETS IN MIND

    Untitled Document California Integrated Waste Management Board collaborates with local agencies, universities and the composting community to increase demand for quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Sewer Collection System Bioaugmentation Reduces Influent Load and Improves Plant Performance

    Abstract The effectiveness of In-Pipe Technology (IPT) patented sewer collection system engineered bioaugmentation on i) influent wastewater loads to wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), ii) WWTP performance, and iii) effluent quality, was a demonstrated at a domestic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) WWTP (Sewer District #20) in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York in collaboration with the ...

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