Wastewater Odors Articles

  • Control of urine odor in different sanitation practices and its implication on water saving

    To avoid odor in sanitation systems, urine is usually diluted with water (flushed), which leads to high water consumption. The smell may remain in sanitation systems if the systems are not well managed, or if the urine is flushed with insufficient amounts of water. In this study, using the standard threshold odor number (TON) measurement as an indicator of urine odor, the effects of the pH and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Case study - CAIROX Potassium Permanganate

    BACKGROUND The Carbondale Water Treatment Plant (Carbondale, Illinois) with a design capacity of 8 MGD and an average flow of 4.6 MGD draws its water from Cedar Creek Lake. Because of moderately high raw water TOC levels (4.3 - 6.5 mg/L) and low alkalinity (36 - 40 mg/L as CaCO3), Carbondale is required to attain 45 percent TOC removal under the Disinfection/Disinfection By-Product ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Case study - Shopping center avoids litigation by resolving sewer odor problems

    Mazzei Injector Company, LLC is a recognized industry leader in gas to liquid mass transfer primarily from its proven 25 year experience with ozone applications. In addition, Mazzei has installed the same patented Venturi injector and mixing nozzle technology in many municipal and industrial wastewater systems in applications at lift stations, equalization tanks, aeration basins, activated sludge ...

  • Case study - Wastewater lagoon cover stops odor complaints

    Problem: United Liquid Waste Recycling (ULWR) successfully recycles food and beverage waste into valuable by-products such as fertilizer. Odors from their anaerobic treatment process needed to be stopped to enable ULWR in Watertown Wisconsin to expand. Their two lagoon anaerobic digesters needed an affordable system to control odors. ULWR injects their valuable fertilizer into farm fields twice ...

  • Case study - Covering lagoon stops odor complaints

    Problem: United Liquid Waste Recycling of Watertown, Wisconsin, recycles food and beverage waste into valuable byproducts such as fertilizer. Odors from the anaerobic treatment process needed to be stopped to enable the company to expand. Two lagoon anaerobic digesters needed an affordable odor control system, which had to function whether the lagoons were full or empty. ...

  • Case Study - Estonian Cell - BCTMP Mill

    Wastewater generated at Estonian Cell The Aspen pulp mill Estonian Cell, part of Heinzel Group, rewarded HydroThane the contract as the technology supplier for their anaerobic treatment after having done extensive piloting in 2011. Since January 2014 the anaerobic treatment has been in operation, earning AS Estonian Cell both national and international recognition as being ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • Helping Laurel Asphalt to Fight Foul Odors and Be Good Neighbors

    One of the unavoidable byproducts of the asphalt production process is a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons, mercaptans, hydrogen sulfide, and heat, which may cause a unique mixture of foul odors. When this happens, many asphalt producers have to contend with neighboring residents – often homes and businesses – that bring their odor complaints to both the media and local town-hall ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Lift Station Odor Control Using CARUSOL Treating a Wastewater Collection System in a Mid-Western Township - Case Study

    Summary A mid-western township is responsible for operating and maintaining a combined sewer collection system consisting of 150 miles of pipeline and 28 pumping stations. The township does not treat the wastewater, instead contracting with a neighboring city for this service. The township has two final lift stations that transfer the collected wastewater to the neighboring system ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • TOTALOX Odor Eliminator: The Two Step Treatment in One Package - Case Study

    Collection Systems Are Tough! With miles of pipe and multiple pumping stations, managing the complexity of a wastewater collection system is a full time job. The main task is to maintain the system and keep it flowing. But also near the top of that task list is preventing nuisance odors. When the phone starts ringing, you become a detective. First, you have to find the site or sites ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • 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

  • WWTP Covers Its Grit Tanks to Help Address Odor Concerns

    The Customer: The Georgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Ontario, Canada, provides industrial and municipal wastewater treatment for the urban area in the Town of Georgetown. The plant treats approximately 17.5 ML of wastewater per day. It is sized to accommodate the wastewater treatment needs of a local dairy processing facility, the plant’s largest industrial ...

  • 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 ...

  • A Comparison of an Organic Biofilter and an Inorganic Biofilter for the treatment of Residual odors emanating from a Biosolids De-Watering facility

    The following paper is a comparison of an organic media biofilter and a synthetic media biofilter for the treatment of residual odors emanating from the operation of a biosolids dewatering and truck loading system at the City of Toronto's Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. The system compared was an in-ground, header/lateral system operated in a forced draft, up flow, open top configuration. The ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Case study - Algae control in raw water reservoir Ecuador

    Before the installation of the LG Sonic e-line equipment algae grew on the surface and settle down on the liner before entering the drinking water treatment plant. To cover the 24.000 m2 of water surface, it was decided to install 3 devices.   The Challenge: Green Algae Covering the Sides of the Lagoon Located in Santa Elena’s peninsula, the 42.000 m3 raw water ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Hydroxyl-Radical Odor Control

    In-Pipe now offers the IPTC(OH-), a hydroxyl radical based odor control option for Lift Stations and WWTP headworks that requires no chemicals, needs only a small footprint and uses minimal electrical power. The IPTC(OH-) chemical free scrubber system connects to the existing lift station vent to oxidize hydrogen sulfide outside of the lift station environment in order to scrub odors before ...

  • Savanna wastewater treatment plant case study

    Performance History and Discussion Jackson, MS selected In-Pipe Technology Company, Inc. for the Savanna WWTP with goals to reduce the quantity of waste sludge for disposal and control FOG in the collection system and at the plant. Jackson, the capital and largest city in Mississippi, was looking for ways to reduce sludge expenses from polymer to hauling and disposal fees. In-Pipe ...

  • Jackson storm cells pilot case study

    Performance History and Discussion The City of Jackson (COJ) and Jackson Water Partnership (JWP) selected In-Pipe Technology (IPT) in March 2010 to team with them and implement a beta test project. The principal purpose being to evaluate the microbial technology and benefits of the IPT professional services program for the Savanna WWTP Storm Cells. In-Pipe Professional services ...

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