odor emissions 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

  • Reduction of odor and odorant emissions from slurry stores by means of straw covers

    Swine (Sus scrofa) slurry stored in open storages is a source of airborne contaminants. A customary practice for ammonia and odor control consists of covering the surface of the slurry with floating materials, such as straw. Although straw covers have been proven to generally reduce gaseous emissions, more knowledge is needed regarding how age, moisture content, and microbiological development of ...

  • Fabric Cover Puts Lid on Odor Emission Problems

    The Escambia County Utilities Authority (ECUA) of Pensacola, Fla., was experiencing odor emission problems at its 20 mgd Main Street Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is only two blocks from Pensacola city hall and the regional office of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. According to Stephen Holcomb, P.E., Water Reclamation Director at ECUA, an 85 foot diameter gravity ...


  • 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 ...

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Continuous Emission Monitoring of Odor Control Systems

    ABSTRACT This paper discusses the use of the Sycamore Continuous Emissions Monitor (CEM) for monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide Gas concentrations within odor control systems. The CEM is configurable as a single, two or three point system and can measure from 5 ppb to 2 PPM, 0.1 – 20 PPM, and 0 – 200 PPM and is designed for monitoring of scrubbers, carbon adsorbers, biofilters and biotrickling ...

  • Case study - Primary settling tanks covering to prevent odors emission

    Primary settling tanks covering to prevent odors emission at the Cambrils Waste Water Treatment Plant The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) commissioned a project aiming to minimize odor emission from a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Cambrils (Tarragona) that suffered from bothersome smells coming from the primary settling tanks. Occasionally, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Installs Covers & Scrubber System to Control Odor Emissions

    Twenty-five miles west of Dayton, Ohio is the county seat for Preble county - Eaton, Ohio, population 8,000. As the only city in this largely rural county, Eaton finds itself the focus of residential and commercial development transforming it into a bedroom community for Dayton as well as Cincinnati 50 miles to the south. Participating in this transformation is the Eaton Wastewater Treatment ...


  • 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.

  • Structural Fabric Cover Minimizes Odor Emissions for Municipal Wastewater Facility

    As municipal and industrial wastewater facilities find them-selves being ever more tightly squeezed by encroaching neigh-borhoods, the minimization of odor emissions becomes a critical operating issue. This was the problem facing the Municipal Authority of Wyomissing in Reading, Pa., operating a 4 million gallon-perday wastewater treatment facility. Located right within the community, this ...


  • Case study - Stainless steel RTOs for ethanol emissions and odors

    Overview A 42 million gallon expansion at an ethanol production plant in Nebraska was certain to put the dry mill out of emission compliance for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (PM), all regulated by the EPA. Ethanol production facilities in the United States are permitted to operate ...

  • Putting the Lid on Odors and VOCs

    As a producer of bulk pharmaceuticals, Noramco Inc., Athens, Ga., wanted to minimize odor and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from its wastewater pre-treatment plant. Noramco installed structural-fabric covers on its neutralization and flow equalization basins as part of the solution. Download the full article in pdf ...


  • 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.

  • Sludge Landfill - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-920 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The Lynn (MA) Water and Sewer Commission's incinerator, dedicated for burning secondary sewage sludge, was shut down because of stack emissions that exceeded regulatory standards. The sludge that was usually burned had to be placed ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Landfill Closure - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application summary: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources required an emissions control measure during the closure of an Ann Arbor Solid Waste Landfill cell. The odors that were emanating from the landfill during ...


    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 ...

  • In-Transit Sludge - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit NT/5 (ELECTRIC) AC-904 (BLACK) Long Duration Foam AC-905 (RED) Long Duration Foam Application Summary: The Lynn (MA) Water and Sewer Commission's (LWSC) incinerator, dedicated for burning sewage sludge, was shut down because of emissions that exceeded regulatory limits. LWSC ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Smart Series-Odor Management

    Tackling odors at composting facilities is a manageable task made simpler by inventorying and treating all sources and tapping into technology advances. Perhaps one of the most difficult realities that had to be faced 15 to 20 years ago by the composting universe is that the phrase, “odor-free” - at least when it comes to composting - is probably an oxymoron. Feedstocks that biodegrade within the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wastewater Odors Go Under Cover

    Problem: A new residential golfing community wanted to prevent odor emissions from the local wastewater treatment plant from affecting the lifestyle of its residents. Solution: Flat structural-fabric covers were installed over the treatment plant's aeration tanks and primary clarifiers. ...


  • 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

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