odour control microorganisms Articles

  • The next generation biological odour control systems

    Odour is usually caused by the presence of hydrogen sulphide, mercaptans (Organic sulphur components) and ammonia, but also multiple other VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) bringing numerous odour complaints at e.g. WWTP’s, pumping stations and composting plants. An odour control system therefore will have to treat not only hydrogen sulphide, but also other pollutants to reduce the total ...

  • Odour control on waste water treatment plants and pumping stations using DMT biotrickling filtration

    Lengthy detention times and warm weather / climate leads to septic waste water producing copious amounts of not only hydrogen sulphide, but also ammonia, organic sulphides, mercaptans, bringing numerous odour complaints on waste water treatment plants ( WWTP’s ) and pumping stations. An odour abatement unit therefore will have to treat not only hydrogen sulphide, but also other pollutants ...

  • Synthetic Media Biofilter Eliminates Hydrogen Sulphide and Other Reduced Sulphur Compound Odours

    Abstract Innovative synthetic biofilter media has revolutionized biofilter technology for removal of hydrogen sulphide (H:S) odours from several wastewater treatment facilities across North America. The major drawback of biofilter technology in the past was use of organic wood-based media, which had several problems including high-pressure drop, frequent media replacement, lack of ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Biofiltration of VOCs for Paint Manufacturing and Coatings Applications

    Biofilters, long used in Europe for odour control because of low maintenance, energy and operating costs have had a difficult time penetrating the US. The energy crisis and the cry for sustainable technologies have created interest in pollution control devices that reduce emissions and are energy efficient. This paper will discuss technical performance, design factors and economics of a ...


  • Performance of activated sludge diffusion for biological treatment of hydrogen sulphide gas emissions

    Odours from wastewater treatment plants are comprised of a mixture of various gases with hydrogen sulphide (H2S) often being the dominant constituent. Activated sludge diffusion (ASD) as a biotreatment system for odour abatement has been conducted for over 30 years but has limited broad application due to disagreement in the literature regarding the effect that ASD may have on wastewater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Shining a Light on the Food and Beverage Industry

    As published in this months edition of Process & Control, Diane White discusses how UV systems can provide a practical, power saving alternative to pasteurisation in food and beverage production Waterborne micro-organisms are responsible for adverse effects on flavour, colour, odour and shelf life of products and, of course, potential health risks to consumers. A number of emerging ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection For Water Treatment

    Introduction The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years.  The development of new UV technologies over this period has been a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology.  The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants ...

  • The Use Of UV For Dechlorination

    For many years chemical disinfection techniques have been used to provide microbiologically pure water for industrial and domestic use. Free chlorine, typically introduced by municipal water treatment plants in gaseous form, has been employed for many decades as a primary oxidising agent for the control of microbiological growth. Free chlorine can also be introduced through the injection of ...

  • Huge increases at thermophilic AD plant in Switzerland - Case Study

    Biogas volume increase of 30% at a thermophilic digester in Switzerland. The Germanier SA plant in Lavigny, Switzerland was regarded as one of the best performing AD plants. The field trial has become a project which has been successfully running for the last 3 years. Listed below is the current data: Biogas output has increased from 5545 to over 7201m3/day, an increase of ...

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