odour monitoring Articles

  • Real time odour monitoring: odour abatement monitoring using electronic noses.

    The equipment implemented to reduce odour emissions is designed with effectiveness in mind. However, some operating conditions may reduce that effectiveness without an industrial site being able to detect this quickly. Processes that most of the time have low odour emissions may become, under certain weather conditions, a major nuisance source. An electronic nose system can detect odour before ...


    By Odotech Inc.

  • Electronic nose sniffs out odour pollution

    The science of smell is set to enhance air quality in the UK, thanks to the development of a pioneering ‘electronic nose’ for industrial odour monitoring.   Available in the UK for the first time, the technology can be used to help improve the control of odours associated with industries such as waste storage and recovery, sewage treatment, composting, chemicals and food ...

  • The need for electronic noses for environmental odour exposure assessment

    This paper focuses on the opportunities for using electronic noses for odour exposure assessment purposes, especially in cases where dispersion modelling is not applicable. Such cases include, for instance, those sources where a detailed characterisation and quantification of the odour emissions for every hour of the simulation time domain is particularly difficult, due to the nature of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Is H2S a suitable process indicator for odour abatement performance of sewer odours?

    Odour abatement units are typically designed and maintained on H2S concentrations, but operational failures are reported in terms of overall odour removal, suggesting a wide range of malodorous compounds emitted from sewers that may not be efficiently removed by existing odour abatement processes. Towards providing greater insight into this issue, several activated carbon filters and biofilters ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Roof over primary settling tanks to prevent air pollution and odours

    The Wastewater Purification Plant (EDAR) in Cambrils, Tarragona, was the setting for a solution deployed by Bioconservación, a gas absorption and air purification specialist. The project involved covering over the settling tanks to prevent hydrogen sulphide dissolved in the water from polluting the surrounding air. The H2S (hydrogen sulphide) dissolved in water as it arrives at the tank in ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Development of a diagnostic tool: the wastewater collection network odour wheel

    The assessment of nuisance odour problems and the application of an effective odour management programme for the associated industrial activity may be achieved using a representative odour wheel and Odour Profile Analysis methodology. The odour wheel is a very useful tool for conducting odour quality control monitoring and developing a constructive dialogue regarding nuisance odours with the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Greenstars portable monitoring for CHP and flares

    Greenstar’s award-winning KTK landfill site in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, is unusual in Ireland in that it has three gas engines feeding electricity to the grid and two flares. In Ireland, while flaring is common, engines are not. The flares are run in tandem with engines so that if an engine is ramped down for repair or service, the flare ramps up automatically. All are supplied by 122 ...


    By Geotech

  • Greenstars portable monitoring for CHP and flares case study

    Greenstar's award-winning KTK landfill site in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, is unusual in Ireland in that it has three gas engines feeding electricity to the grid and two flares. In Ireland, while flaring is common, engines are not. The flares are run in tandem with engines so that if an engine is ramped down for repair or service, the flare ramps up automatically. All are supplied by 122 landfill gas ...


    By Geotech

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Online Process Analyzer Installed at F.J. Horgan WTP to Monitor Chloramination

    Construction was completed on the City of Toronto's F.J. Hor-gan Water Treatment Plant in 1979, more than 60 years after chloramine had first been used to disinfect drinking water in an Ottawa plant. By then there was little debate about the benefits of chloramination and it was incorporated into the new plant's design as part of the disinfection process. Chloramine is more stable than free ...

  • Enitial use TDL-500 for emissions monitoring - Case Study

    Application CH4 leak detection and emissions monitoring and mapping Equipment TDL-500 coupled with the 'enidata PDA' Location United Kingdom Customer enitial Requirement enitial are currently using the TDL-500 connected to an enitial enidata PDA to undertake high detailed ...


    By Geotech

  • Long-term noise monitoring – how a new approach leads to a better result

    Good Neighbours Limit their Noise Impact Long-term noise monitoring has taken place in various applications for many years. Business such as airports, power stations, refineries, mines, etc., may be required to perform continuous noise monitoring to ensure legal operating conditions are not breached, and to demonstrate to local authorities and communities that the business continues to be a good ...

  • In practice: M2M technology and H2S

    Coping with H2S is a crucial topic. Besides causing unpleasant odours, hydrogen sulfide can also lead to corrosion of important components as well as damages to health. Microtronics supports experts in water and wastewater treatment in coping with H2S with various M2M products and a platform. In practice there are different forms of applications. The measurment and transmission of ...

  • Formaldehyde - Sources, Health effects and Safety

    Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent odour. It's widely used in many industries and causes severe health issues if used inappropriately. In order to ensure employees and the public are not exposed to dangerous levels of Formaldehyde in the air, it is advised to detect and monitor levels with a suitable detection instrument, especially in industries and buildings where ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Biogas recovery from a temperate climate covered anaerobic pond

    New Zealand has over 1000 anaerobic waste stabilisation ponds treating wastewater from farms and industry. Traditional anaerobic ponds were not designed to optimise anaerobic digestion to produce biogas and are therefore uncovered, releasing biogas to the atmosphere, which can cause odour problems and contributes to GHG emissions. The biogas production and treatment performance of an anaerobic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating the potential of an electronic nose for detecting the onset of anaerobic conditions during composting

    Most bad odours in composting plants are formed under anaerobic conditions and often they could be avoided if detected early enough. In this project an electronic nose was used to evaluate the odours produced during a composting process at bench scale. The electronic nose consists of an array of electronic chemical sensors with partial specificity and an appropriate pattern recognition system ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Invasion of the non-indigenous nuisance mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, into water supply facilities in Japan

    The aquatic nuisance mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, arrived in Japan before 1987 possibly with the Asian clam imported as food from mainland China. Now the mussel’s distribution has spread to two river systems in central Japan. Water authorities reported several cases of damage caused by L. fortunei. Most cases of damage were caused by dead mussels clogging small diameter pipes for raw water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SCORe-CT: a new method for testing effectiveness of sulfide-control chemicals used in sewer systems

    A new method for testing the effectiveness of chemical products for sulfide control in sewers is reported. The method, called SCORe-CT (Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research – Chemical Testing), consists of two specially designed laboratory-scale systems that mimic sulfide production in real rising main sewers, and a multi-phase and multi-facet testing protocol. The monitoring tools/methods include ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Holmestown waste management facility, Wicklow, Ireland

    AFS were appointed by Wicklow County Council to design, build and install a flaring system that would last the life-cycle of their new waste management facility. We designed a flare that could safely extract gases being generated by the new facility; the flare could operate at up to 2000m3/hr but would also operate effectively at very low flow rates. The current configuration includes a ...

  • Car wash wastewater treatment and water reuse – a case study

    Recent features of a car wash wastewater reclamation system and results from a full-scale car wash wastewater treatment and recycling process are reported. This upcoming technology comprises a new flocculation–column flotation process, sand filtration, and a final chlorination. A water usage and savings audit (22 weeks) showed that almost 70% reclamation was possible, and fewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

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