industrial odor Articles

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • Nitrogen Demand Increases for Semiconductor: How Safe Are You?

    As users demand ever-smaller smartphones and better televisions, semiconductor manufacturing plants are tasked with developing new products faster and using new materials. Key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry are inert gases, which include nitrogen and argon. When used safely, both nitrogen and argon play a number of important roles within the semiconductor ...

  • Control VOCs and Odors

    Manufactured gas plants (MGPs) have kept cities Iighted and fueled since the Industrial Revolution. Today, cleaning up these sites presents a special challenge because of the potential for release ofVOCs and odors. Fortunately, remediation professionals have several effective emission control technologies to choose from. Where are they located? The historical record of MGPs in the United States ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Intensive odor - Case Study

    Example: Waste disposal for tanneries Similar tasks: Leather industry, fish cannery, bio-ethanol production, coffee roasters Various leather producers operating a tannery founded a joint waste disposal company which produces valuable proteins from the waste. The refining of the raw material and the treatment with ammoniac compounds produces malodorous waste gases. As these contaminants ...

  • Case study: To steamroll asphalt odors, Denali materials uses Ecosorb natural odor eliminators from OMI Industries

    Problem Denali Materials, located in Anchorage, Alaska, sells virgin asphalt mixes and various polymer-modified grades of asphalt. The area surrounding Denali's facility was victim to the odorous emissions common to the manufacture and transfer of asphalt products, but Denali was determined to suppress odor emissions. Solution Denali Materials ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Case study: Pesty mothball odors exterminated using Ecosorb Natural odor solutions from OMI industries

    Problem Odor Medic, LLC, is an odor elimination business faced with an interesting customer issue: individuals who use mothballs as an ineffective deterrent for squirrels and other rodents in residential attic spaces. Mothballs are primarily composed of Naphthalene and 1,4 dichlorobenzene, two compounds that are known to produce a pungent odor that can cause allergic reactions, ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • How Tempe Controls Manhole Odors

    Untitled Document Summary: The adjacent cities of Tempe and Mesa, Arizona, rely on a combined wastewater collection system comprising 434 miles of sanitary sewer lines and more ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Mercaptan odor control - case study

    Background In municipal and industrial waste treatment, hydrogen sulfide is not the only offensive gas generated from anaerobic decomposition. Mercaptans (RSH) are the organic equivalent to hydrogen sulfide and more odorous at 1/1000th the concentration. Mercaptans are naturally occurring from the degradation of sulfur containing organics (proteins, etc.).   A table of ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • An odor predictive model for Rendering applications

    Abstract The rendering process consists of crushing and heating animal remains to produce by-products. The U.S. produces approximately 30 billion pounds of inedible animal by-products annually, exporting a market value of US$ 1.5 billion. Benefits of the rendering process include reducing total waste material, and helping the livestock industry stay competitive over vegetable protein ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Reduce Emissions and Odors with Shand & Jurs’ Expanda-Seal

    With reducing emissions having an increased importance, Shand & Jurs offers Expanda-Seal™ technology. Expanda-Seal™ is a patented seal on pressure relief devices that will significantly reduce emissions and odors in every process environment imaginable while also saving valuable product.  While industry standards have a tested leakage rate of 1 SCFH at 90% of ...

  • Case study - Controlling odors at a specialty plastics manufacturer

    Challenge A specialty plastics manufacturer in the eastern United States makes a plastic compound that, because of its unique and desirable properties, is widely used in the automotive industry. Complications arose for this manufacturer because, in the production process, mercaptans are driven off and produce a non-hazardous but offensive nuisance odor problem. The ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Case study - Covering lagoon stops odor complaints

    Problem: United Liquid Waste Recycling of Watertown, Wisconsin, recycles food and beverage waste into valuable byproducts such as fertilizer. Odors from the anaerobic treatment process needed to be stopped to enable the company to expand. Two lagoon anaerobic digesters needed an affordable odor control system, which had to function whether the lagoons were full or empty. ...

  • Manufactured Gas Plant - Odor and VOC Control

    Products & Equipment Used: AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Pneumatic Foam Unit 400/25 Application Summary: Rusmar Long Duration Foam products have been used at numerous manufactured gas plant facilities. Often, tanks containing coal tar were filled with soil and other debris from the site before being ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Being a Good Neighbor With Eco-Friendly Odor Management

    As a result of urban revitalization projects, as well as suburban sprawl and development, industrial and agricultural operations are now becoming surrounded by new residential and commercial neighbors. For industrial facilities that call these neighborhoods home, one of the biggest challenges is completely mitigating any odor that may occur. When it comes to fighting odors, being a good neighbor ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Fitting Into the Neighborhood: Operating by Progressive Odor Management Plan

     Operating by Progressive Odor Management Plan Why would anyone build an $11 million composting facility designed to process an average of 130 tons/day of feedstocks less than one mile from luxury homes, a new high school, a golf course, fast food restaurants, a grocery store, and in an area with a vivid memory of a compost site that impacted the neighborhood and shut down due to odor ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Town Branch WWTP Controls Odors with Modular Covers

    The Customer: The Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, serves a population of 130,000—about 60 percent of Lexington-Fayette County. The plant began operating in 1919, and currently treats almost 11 billion gallons of wastewater annually. The Customer’s Needs: The Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant ...

  • Odor Control System Addresses Community’s Complaints

    The Customer: The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, operates two wastewater treatment facilities and maintains the city’s sewer system. The Customer’s Needs: After years of operating successfully in the community, the City of Bridgeport’s WPCA developed an odor problem at its East Side ...

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