water treatment odor control Articles

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Iowa pork processing plant eliminates waste water treatment odor and reduces odor control costs

    The Problem - Increasing encroachment by new neighbors began causing problems for an Iowa pork processing facility. Though the plant had been there for more than 20 years, new neighbors complained about odors stemming from the waste treatment and composting operations at the plant. The "loud" and frequent complaints of the neighbors brought tremendous regulatory pressure down on the facility. ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • Mercaptan odor control - case study

    Background In municipal and industrial waste treatment, hydrogen sulfide is not the only offensive gas generated from anaerobic decomposition. Mercaptans (RSH) are the organic equivalent to hydrogen sulfide and more odorous at 1/1000th the concentration. Mercaptans are naturally occurring from the degradation of sulfur containing organics (proteins, etc.).   A table of ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • 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

  • Odor Control System Addresses Community’s Complaints

    The Customer: The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, operates two wastewater treatment facilities and maintains the city’s sewer system. The Customer’s Needs: After years of operating successfully in the community, the City of Bridgeport’s WPCA developed an odor problem at its East Side ...

  • Managing Ponds for BOD Reduction and Odor Control

    A large number of food processors utilize ponds to treat their wastewater. Most of the time these ponds are aerobic in which they use oxygen to degrade the wastewater biological oxygen demand (BOD). Fruit and vegetables contain a high amount of simple sugars and other organic compounds that when exposed to water are released into the water stream. These organic compounds require oxygen to degrade ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Taming taste and odor (T & O) problems in a water treatment plant

    Taming Taste & Odor (T&O) Problems Some taste and odors are caused by mineral constituents in the water, e.g. excess chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. However the majority of taste and odor are the result of biologic activity. Spring turnover of lakes and algal blooms are responsible for Blue-green algae (Cyanobacterium), Green algae and diatoms that introduce filter clogging organisms ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Town Branch WWTP Controls Odors with Modular Covers

    The Customer: The Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, serves a population of 130,000—about 60 percent of Lexington-Fayette County. The plant began operating in 1919, and currently treats almost 11 billion gallons of wastewater annually. The Customer’s Needs: The Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant ...

  • Pump Station Biotrickling Filter Odor Control

    Odor Complaints Eliminated at Florida Lift StationEffective Control of Odor Surges to 800 ppmv H2S$50,000 Savings IntroductionNumerous cities and counties in central Florida are experiencing explosive growth. Examples abound in articles in Florida newspapers. Population is growing “by leaps and bounds” per the Seminole Chronicle (6/9/06) ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • 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

  • Using UV for Simultaneous Disinfection and Control of Unpleasant Tastes and Odors in Drinking Water

    Algae blooms in surface water sources often lead to off-tastes and odors in finished drinking water. Because public confidence in overall drinking water quality is closely related to aesthetic quality, there is increasing interest in solving taste and odor issues.  UV-oxidation, the combination of UV and hydrogen peroxide, offers the ability to treat taste and odor (T&O) while simultaneously ...

  • High-Flow odor control news - Case Study

    Summary Casa Grande, AZ – Plant and operations management at a 6 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and water reclamation facility (WRF) here report elimination of odor complaints through installation of a 9000-cfm biofiltration system. The selection of the biofiltration technology instead of an initially planned wet chemical scrubber option ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Mercaptan Odor Control - CAIROX® Potassium Permanganate

    In municipal and industrial waste treatment, hydrogen sulfide is not the only offensive gas generated from anaerobic decomposition. Mercaptans (RSH) are the organic equivalent to hydrogen sulfide and more odorous at 1/1000th the concentration. Mercaptans are naturally occurring from the degradation of sulfur containing organics (proteins, etc.). A table of commonly found mercaptans is presented ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • 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

  • Intensive odor - Case Study

    Example: Waste disposal for tanneries Similar tasks: Leather industry, fish cannery, bio-ethanol production, coffee roasters Various leather producers operating a tannery founded a joint waste disposal company which produces valuable proteins from the waste. The refining of the raw material and the treatment with ammoniac compounds produces malodorous waste gases. As these contaminants ...

  • Balboa Island/Little Island Pump Station - Odor Control & Grease Cap Treatment - Case Study

    Program Objectives Reduce Water Usage of Spray System Eliminate Formation of Grease Cap Reduce H2S Odors Prevent Insect Nesting & Reproduction Reduce Pump Out Requirements Enhance Sewage Line Maintenance Reduce Direct & Municipal Costs Basic Description of Pump Station ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • 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, ...

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