Odor Control

Based on odor emission inventories and odor impact assessment, OS&E typically determines the degree of odor reduction needed for each source to prevent objectionable odors downwind from a facility. We then identify the odor control options capable of providing the needed odor reduction. These options typically include:

  • process modifications
  • optimization of the existing odor control equipment
  • improved dispersion
  • wet scrubbing
  • dry scrubbing (e.g. carbon adsorption)
  • biofiltration
  • thermal oxidation
  • odor neutralizers, or
  • a combination of the above

OS&E typically provides conceptual design for the most appropriate odor control options including process and instrumentation diagrams and key equipment specifications. This design is used in capital and operating cost analysis, which, along with other evaluation criteria provides a basis for our recommendations regarding the most appropriate odor control strategy. In special cases OS&E has also provided detailed design of control equipment, such as biofilters.

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