Odor Control Articles

  • Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the ...

  • Odorous compounds monitoring, olfactometry, human noses? Which option should you choose?

    Odors are very distinct air contaminants as they generate nuisances and can affect nearby residents. The factors playing a role in the determination of odor annoyance are: odor concentration and intensity, frequency, appreciation, duration and location. Several solutions are available as sensory approach (dynamic olfactometry), sensor technologies (portable sensors, electronic noses, etc.). In ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Fisantekraal Municipal Waste Water Works, Durbanville, South Africa - Case Study

    The city’s newest treatment works opened in Fisantekraal in 2012. It uses state of the art ultraviolet disinfection and is geared as a ‘zero discharge’ plant, as the treated water is piped to customers for irrigation purposes. BBR was awarded the ...


    By BBR Filtration Limited

  • Development of on-line and field dual TD-GC-FID/MS for automatic and continuous ambient air and odor monitoring

    Ambient air is polluted by many Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) coming from anthropogenic and natural sources. VOCs from PAMS, T014 and T015 lists can be measured in many ranges of concentration, from ng/m3 up to mg/m3 depending on the location of the measurements. Due to the large number of molecules, the complete separation of all compounds is difficult to perform using chromatographic ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Application in renewable energies field : odor online monitoring in methanization process

    When odor issues occur at an industrial site, rapid diagnosis must be done and a strategy defined to treat odor sources definitively. Today, the sensory panel approach using dynamic olfactometry analysis is considered as first approach to rank odor sources and subsequently to treat the most noxious odors. When investigating the source of the odor, an online monitoring system provides for the best ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Comparison of BIOCUBE’s patented odor control system with in-ground biofilters

    About the Project Summary: The apparent simplicity of the biofiltration process is deceptive. Various biofilter designs have been applied to wastewater odors since the 1920s, however, the acceptance of biofilters by the industry has been hampered by unreliability in the majority of designs. The BIOCUBE™ System, as patented by Biocube, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Comparison of BIOCUBE’s Patented Odor Control System with In-ground Biofilters - Case Study

    About the Project Summary: The apparent simplicity of the biofiltration process is deceptive. Various biofilter designs have been applied to wastewater odors since the 1920s, however, the acceptance of biofilters by the industry has been hampered by unreliability in the majority of designs. The BIOCUBE™ System, as patented by Biocube, ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Casa Grande, AZ - 6,000 CFM Biocube System - Case Study

    About the Project 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 ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • High Rate Biological Odour Control System - Case Study

    About the Project Biorem has conducted a successful demonstration of high rate odour control at Preston Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cambridge, Ontario over the last three years. The system treats exhausts from primary clarifier and intermediate pump station. A combination of biotrickling filtration (BTF) and biofiltration (BF) processes was used in a novel horizontal flow ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • The Re-habilitation of 43 Year Old Waste Lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town's waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant's final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre secondary, ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Flavoring & Fragrance Manufacturing Solutions for VOC and Odor Control - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and odors are natural by-products of many chemical manufacturing processes. The manufacturing of powdered and liquid flavorings & fragrances involves production phases where VOCs and odors can escape into the ambient air. Recapture of the VOCs is important in the prevention of air pollution and smog. Smog is formed when VOCs react with nitrogen oxides (NOx) ...

  • Odor Control at Biodiesel Plant - Case study

    Customized ozone solution from Primozone proves to be the key to removing odor created by biodiesel plant in Lithuania. Mestilla is an environmentally friendly producer of biodiesel. The biodiesel is produced from vegetable (canola) oil and during the process of pressing the oil a distinctive smell of hydrogen sulfide is formed. This distinctive smell is a nuisance to the neighborhood as the ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • CPI Installs Catalytic Oxidizer at East Coast Bakery

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) installed a VECTOR Series Catalytic Oxidizer at an East Coast Bakery for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  CPI worked closely with the end user customer along with their Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firm to define, select, and engineer the equipment best ...

  • CPI Installs Catalytic Oxidizer at Pharmaceutical Mfg Company

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) recently completed the installation of a new VECTOR Series Catalytic Oxidizer (CatOx) at a Western USA manufacturer of pharmaceutical products for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  ...

  • Extended CSO control storage: what could possibly go wrong?

    The Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT), is one of the main components of the London Tideway Improvements Programme, designed to capture combined sewer overflows (CSOs) which currently discharge untreated combined sewage into the tidal river Thames. CSO discharges would be stored in the tunnel until there is capacity at Beckton sewage treatment works (STW), to accept, for treatment, pumped sewage from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Odour control: A successful experience in sorocaba city – Brazil

    Public concern over odours from sewage treatment facilities have been increasingly significantly in Brazil in recent years due to urban developments around existing plants or construction of new ones. The city of Sorocaba is an example where the expansion of the sewage collection and treatment system has increased and consequently more people have been exposed to bad odours. Due to this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The use of vertical flow constructed wetlands for the treatment of hyper-eutrophic water bodies with dense cyanobacterial blooms

    Eutrophication often leads to the periodic proliferation of harmful cyanobacterial blooms (HCBs), which threaten the sustainability of freshwater ecosystems and lead to serious environmental, health and economic damage. Hence, it is vitally important to take effective measures to manage HCBs and associated problems. In this study, vertical flow constructed wetlands (CWs) were operated under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Top 10 Industrial Odor Control Stories for 2017

    With 2017 already winding down, now is the ideal time to look back at the biggest industrial odor control stories for the year. From wastewater treatment to solid waste and beyond, eco-friendly odor management has become a priority for organizations looking to be good neighbors and keep their industrial processes fully optimized. Here’s a quick snapshot of the top industrial odor control ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Release of hydrogen sulfide under intermittent flow conditions – the potential of simulation models

    For engineering purposes it is especially useful to be able to predict and control sewer corrosion rates and odor impacts as well as to design effective measures aiming to reduce effects related to hydrogen sulfide formation and release. Doing so, it is important to use modeling tools that are capable of assessing variations of dissolved oxygen, dissolved sulfide and hydrogen sulfide gas ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Living near a fracking well means more asthma attacks

    It's probably telling that the word ‘fracking’ sounds just shy of a curse word. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that people who live near active, unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry were significantly more likely to suffer from asthma attacks. It’s the latest in a string of studies that has linked the ...


    By Allerair Industries

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