Odour Abatement

sesion05 dorado04   This work presents the tools developed by the research group of Polytechnic University of Catalonia located in Manresa and its collaborators on the study of the bioprocesses for the treatment of gaseous and odorous flows.

   Among others, it can be highlighted the use of microsensors for the biofilms characterization, the simulation of bioreactors hydrodynamic behavior to achieve optimal design or the use of non-conventional configurations, such as membrane reactor, to overcome the current limitations found in traditional bioprocesses.


A.D. Dorado*, X. Guimerà, Ll. Prades, E. Morral and X. Gamisans

Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Av. Bases de Manresa, 61-73, 08242 Manresa (Barcelona) Spain

sesion07 uribe03   Biological odor control systems have proven to be one of the best alternatives in recent years. Their competitive advantage lies not only in its high removal efficiencies of odorous compounds, but also in their low operating and maintenance costs, compared to a chemical scrubber.

   In order to demonstrate these benefits, EcoVerde made a comparison between chemical scrubbers and bioscrubbers. The evaluation was performed based on historical data on the installed chemical scrubbers versus data gathered on equipment provided by EcoVerde.

L. Uribe* and  R. Castro

Ecoverde Technologies LLC. 1505 E. Weber Dr.  Suite 101 Tempe, AZ  85281 USA
Tel.;  888.330.0772 x 700,  Fax: 888.330.0772 fax

sesion05 sempere03 Large   A waste facility in the United Kingdom processes food waste via anaerobic digestion. The site is in a mainly rural location with a number of isolated properties at least 500 m from the site boundary, so odour control is mandatory to protect harmful conditions to the environment and avoid odour nuisances.

   The plant was commissioned using an ORGUS® double stage biofilter system with coconut fibre as packing material. The performance of the system was measured in February 2014. Olfactometric samples were undertaken, obtaining an average outlet odour concentration considerably lower than the discharge emission limit stipulated in the contract.

F. Sempere 1*, D. Hidalgo 1, A. Waalkens 1 and C. Gabaldón 2

1. Pure Air Solutions, P.O. Box 135, 8440 AC Heerenveen, The Netherlands.
2. Universitat de València, Avinguda Universitat s/n, 46100 Burjassot, Spain.
Corresponding author: f.sempere@pureairsolutions.nl

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