When communities consider the issue of odor control, wastewater is typically the biggest culprit. Wastewater treatment facilities increasingly treat not only the water, but also the wastewater smell. For odor control, wastewater treatment plants are now implementing measures as a priority rather than an afterthought.
Most wastewater odor, generated by hydrogen sulfide, is a compound that not only produces an unpleasant odor but can also corrode and damage wastewater treatment equipment. There are two main types of odor control for wastewater: vapor technologies and liquid technologies.
1. Learn about municipal wastewater odor control measures already being used in your area.
2. Employ vapor technologies to control odor to ventilate and prevent unpleasant odors from leaking out.
3. Employ liquid technologies to prevent the release of odorous compounds into a vaporous form.
Learn about your local efforts at odor control for wastewaterMany wastewater treatment facilities have programs in place for wastewater odor control, but many may not be up to date or maximally effective. Find out what type of system your treatment plant is using and when they put it in place.
Check out septic odor control that targets water vaporWith a wide variety of vapor-targeting methods of odor control, wastewater treatment facilities have a host of options to choose from to contain unpleasant odors and keep them from leaking out into the community. Many simply use ventilation hoods to contain the odors, but other actually clean the vapor to remove the odor.
Target liquids in wastewater odor controlWhen working with sewage odor control, most water treatment facilities are unable to eliminate odor entirely during a single stage of treatment. Liquid-targeting technologies work to combat the compounds that create odor, making septic odor control much easier. Liquid technologies can be both chemical and biological.
- Conduct a survey or hold a community forum to find out who would benefit most from sewer odor control. Find out where the unpleasant odors are most notable so that water treatment authorities know where to apply localized vapor-targeting efforts for septic odor control. Follow up with community members after control measures are in place to find out if they are effective.