odor control industry Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Food Processing: Odor Control in Edible Oil Processing

    Abstract: The problems with odor around a typical edible oil deodorizer are discussed in detail, and a three-step solution to eliminate these problems is presented. The three steps are a distillate recovery system which recovers most of the fatty acid in the deodorizer vapor discharge as a valuable byproduct, a closed loop barometric cooling water system which keeps the fatladen ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Mercaptan Odor Control - CAIROX® Potassium Permanganate

    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 commonly found mercaptans is presented ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • 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 - Asphalt plant odor control in North Carolina

    Challenge A hot mix asphalt plant located in a rural area of Xorth Carolina has a community of neighbors living approximately a quarter mile away that began complaining about odors from the plant. The plant typically has several trucks a day arriving at the plant to offload liquid asphalt, with a volume that fluctuates depending on workload. The general amount of liquid asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Controlling odors from creosote utilizing foam-based technology

    From approximately 1910 until the mid-1950s, a creosote plant operated on a 50 acre site in Manville, New Jersey. During its operation, the wood treatment facility treated railroad ties with creosote and discharged the excess creosote via canals to two waste lagoons located on the site. After treatment, wood was stored in areas of the site where excess creosote dripped onto surface soils and ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Odor control system addresses community’s complaints - case study

    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 ...

  • Case study - Neutralization basin odor control for agricultural chemical production

    Challenge: An agricultural plant located in the Midwest manufactures herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. Strict environmental regulations require the company to capture and neutralize all surface runoff and grey water produced at the plant before disposing into the municipal system. In addition, air permits prohibit any odors to cross their fence lines. As ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

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