wastewater treatment odor Articles

  • 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

  • Controlling Wastewater Treatment Plant Odors in a Resort Community

    As a growing resort community, Newport, OR, wanted to find a way to minimize odors from its downtown wastewater treatment plant. The city installed structural-fabric covers on its secondary clarifiers as part of the solution. Download the full article in pdf format (103 ...


  • Wastewater treatment plant odor control - Case Study

    Client: Karcher Creek JWWTF in Port Orchard, Washington Facility:  A Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) located in a scenic and residential area Problem: How to eliminate wastewater odors with limited space available. Decision: The decision was to build a BOHN BIOFILTER system on the roof of a mixing ...

  • 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. ...


  • Odor under cover: a solution for the largest wastewater treatment plant in Europe

    Beckton Sewage Treatment Works is one of five wastewater treatment plants in the Thames Water network in the United Kingdom and the largest treatment plant in Europe. Headquartered in the London borough of Newham, it serves 3.7 million people, mainly in north and east London. As part of a $309 million upgrade to the Beckton plant, Thames Water engaged general contractor GBM to upgrade the ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Application of Biotrickling Filter for Odor Control at The Morris Forman Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Pilot-scale study of a biotrickling filter using synthetic, high surface area media was undertaken by MSD Louisville, with the intention of saving the high cost of operating thermal oxidizers. Currently, two recuperative thermal oxidizers are used to treat odorous emissions from various sources. The pilot study showed that it is possible to treat hydrogen sulfide and organic sulfur compounds at ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Chemical Engineering Magazine: Odor Issues and Solutions for Wastewater Treatment

    Today, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of industrial operations that are located within or near small towns and even large cities. When local residents constantly smell these industrial processes – particularly from wastewater treatment — unhappy neighborhoods are generally the result. In addition, many wastewater facilities can no longer produce odors without facing ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Real-time monitoring and forecasting of odor after dewatering in wastewater treatment

    A real-time odor monitoring system was developed to evaluate and predict odors levels of dewatered solids generated by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (DCWASA) advanced 370 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Washington, DC. Each year, DCWASA generates over 400,000 wet tons of biosolids and recycles these biosolids by applying them to over 20,000 acres of agricultural ...

  • Wastewater treatment facility uses ‘monsters’ to better manage screening, odor and trash

    As wastewater pours into the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Facility located on the outskirts of this Canadian town, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation SystemTM, is the plant’s first line of defense and removes all unwanted solids in order to protect downstream processes.Managers at the facility report ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Countering Wastewater Odor Complaints on a Localized Level

    In countless counties and towns throughout the U.S., there are ongoing new stories about wastewater treatment odors negatively impacting nearby residents and businesses. From Sioux City, Iowa to  ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • 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

  • Milk Processing Wastewater Treatment

    A milk processing facility was using a 800 hp evaporator to dispose of their 0.75% solids concentrated milk waste stream. The staff was interested in evaluating the effect of using the Floccin products to capture the majority of the BOD and send this higher % solids/BOD sludge to the evaporator. The idea was to reduce the electric hp by reducing the volume of water going to the evaporator. Their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • What is biological wastewater treatment?

    Biological wastewater treatment harnesses the action of bacteria and other microorganisms to clean water Biological wastewater treatment is a process that seems simple on the surface since it uses natural processes to help with the decomposition of organic substances, but in fact, it’s a complex, not completely understood process at the intersection of biology and ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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 ...


  • Activated Sludge Diffusion Provides Cost Effective Biological Odor Control at Two Texas Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    ABSTRACTDuring recent expansions of the Rowlett Creek Regional WWTP in Plano, Texas and the Wilson Creek Regional WWTP in Lucas, Texas, activated sludge diffusion (ASD) biological odor control systems were installed to treat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other gaseous compounds. The ASD systems treat foul air collected from various sources, including headworks and primary distribution structures, ...

  • World Water Magazine: Tackling Wastewater Treatment Odors and Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions in the Middle East

    With round-the-year hot temperatures, wastewater treatment facilities in the Middle East have to deal with a wide-range of odor challenges. In addition, high-levels of hydrogen sulfide emissions can be problematic due to excessive heat, and potentially be dangerous to plant employees and neighboring residences. With summertime temperatures often above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, sewage also ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Advanced Enviro - Septic™ Wastewater Treatment System Septic Tank Effluent Filters and Charco al (Odor) Filters NOT Recommended

    Abstract: Effluent filters are installed in the outlet from the septic tank with the intended purpose of retaining solids inside the tank, preventing them from entering the treatment system and/or dispersal field. The concern is that if solids escape from the septic tank, they could cause clogging of the system components or the soil interface. While this may be a legitimate concern for some ...

  • Treatment of Biogas Produced in Anaerobic Reactors for Domestic Wastewater: Odor Control and Energy/Resource Recovery

    Anaerobic municipal wastewater treatment in developing countries has important potential applications considering their huge lack of sanitation infrastructure and their advantageous climatic conditions. At present, among the obstacles that this technology encounters, odor control and biogas utilization or disposal should be properly addressed. In fact, in most of small and medium size anaerobic ...


    By Springer

  • Comprehensive Odor Emissions Study Hall Street Wastewater Treatment Plant Concord, New Hampshire

    ABSTRACTThe operation of the Hall Street wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Concord, NH has caused the emission of objectionable odors from various liquid and solids treatment processes resulting in periodic odor complaints from its neighbors. The City of Concord retained Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST) to conduct a comprehensive odor emissions study at the Hall Street WWTP and to recommend ...

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