odor measurement system Articles

  • Development of a novel odor measurement system using gas chromatography

    This paper describes a novel odor measurement system for creating arrays of virtual chemical sensors with nonoverlapping responses using ultrahigh-speed gas chromatography with a surface acoustic wave sensor (GC/SAW). This GC/SAW system provides high-resolution twodimensional olfactory images for easy recognition of many complex odors. Separation and quantification of the individual chemicals ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • No more odor and corrosion case study

    Sewer systems are vulnerable to corrosion and, at times, can be the source of unpleasant odors. Kemira’s new H2S-Guard tackles both problems, as in most cases the source of these issues is hydrogen sulphide, forming in septic areas, in other words areas where no oxygen for metabolic reactions is available. The H2S-solution combines three important steps: measurement, monitoring and control ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Online Odors Monitoring in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    Odors are very distinct air contaminants as they generate nuisances (see note at the end). The factors playing a role in the determination of odor annoyance are : odor concentration and intensity, frequency, appreciation, duration, synergy and location. Chromatotec proposes an automated solution to well identify the origin and the level of odors. Technology Description We offer a ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Dispersion Modeling as a Tool to Establish Odor Policy

    Odor control is a critical component of the Orange County Sanitation District’s (the Sanitation District) planning and operations. The Sanitation District’s two wastewater treatment plants (Fountain Valley, CA and Huntington Beach, CA) were isolated when originally constructed in the middle of the 20th century, but are now surrounded by high-density residential areas as well as highly used ...

  • Treatment of unpleasant odors in municipal wastewater treatment plants

    The purpose of this paper to present a case study on how to address the odor problem from secondary sources within a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) by first identifying the locations of the problem and second by evaluating alternative treatment technologies. The WWTP of Chania is a typical 100,000 equivalent inhabitants-facility in a warm semi-arid environment which is located close ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater-Solids Dewatering Odor Control - Case Study

    Background The Milan Wastewater Treatment Plant, located just south of Moline, Illinois, is a 1.7 MGD (6,434 m3/day) activated sludge facility with an average wastewater flow of 700,000 gpd to 800,000 gpd. This facility dewaters primary sludge using a belt filter press (Figure 1). The press operates an average of three times per month, 8 hours per day at a pump rate of 100 gpm. The ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Continuous emission monitoring and control of packed tower odor control systems using the sycamore CEM

    ABSTRACT Packed-tower chemical scrubbers, with sodium hydroxide (caustic) and sodium hypochlorite (bleach), are commonly used to treat foul air from wastewater treatment processes. The available control mechanisms include a pH probe and controller for the sodium hydroxide feed, an oxidation reduction potential (ORP) probe with a controller toestablish the bleach feed, and proprietary ...

  • Control of urine odor in different sanitation practices and its implication on water saving

    To avoid odor in sanitation systems, urine is usually diluted with water (flushed), which leads to high water consumption. The smell may remain in sanitation systems if the systems are not well managed, or if the urine is flushed with insufficient amounts of water. In this study, using the standard threshold odor number (TON) measurement as an indicator of urine odor, the effects of the pH and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Methods for controlling stored urine odor in resource-oriented sanitation

    Urine odor is a major challenge in the development of resource-oriented sanitation (ROS). One common solution to overcome odor issues is to use energy-consuming ventilation practices. However, historically ancient Koreans practiced separation of urine and feces, followed by the collection and utilization of gathered sanitary matters. Furthermore, ancient Persians developed solutions to urine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Odor Eliminators For Roof Top Vents Often Called Stink-Pipes

    Every state, city, and village either has odor ordinances or treats obnoxious odors perceptible beyond property lines as public disturbances/nuisance. All plumbing vent stacks produce odors unless they fitted with a filter. OSHA warns that levels of 300-ppm (H2S) cause the olfactory nerve to lose sensitivity. At first a “rotten egg” odor is detected but on the second or third breath the odor ...


  • 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

  • Data Based Management of an Odor Control Program – A Case History in Program Improvement

    ABSTRACTThe Sanitation District 1 (SD1) located in northern Kentucky changed the structure and nature of the odor control program with positive results. A disciplined and data based odor control program was implemented in 2005. A supplier was selected to supply an odor control program and deliver results at various control points versus fragmented purchasing of products and technologies. Data is ...

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