Odour Abatement

sesion05 almarcha02   The odor emissions from environmental facilities (composting plants, EDARs, rendering…) are a frequent cause of nuisance in their surroundings which are given ever increasing attention. Therefore, stringent ambient air odor level requirements are being implemented worldwide which the conventional treatment technologies (such as scrubbers, conventional biofilters) are often unable to achieve.

   In order to overcome these limitations, high capacity odor reduction technologies have been developed (such as Advanced Biofilters or Thermal Oxidation), which are already working in different real applications. In this work, the performance of 4 Advanced Biofilters treating COV and odor emissions has been evaluated.

Daniel Almarcha 1*, Sílvia Nadal 2, Arne Poulsen 3

1. Ambiente y Tecnología Consultores S.A. C\Còrsega 112, local 1. 08029 Barcelona.
2. Sistemas y Tecnologías Ambientales S.A. C/Còrsega 112, local 1. 08029 Barcelona
3. BBK-bio airclean A/S, Linnerupvej 5, Hjortsvang, DK-7160 Tørring, Denmark
E-mail: dalmarcha@sta-at.com. Tel.: +34 932 53 07 40

sesion05 muñoz05   Odour control is an increasing concern in WWTPs. Physical/chemical end-of-the-pipe technologies for odour abatement are relatively expensive and present high environmental impacts. Biotechnologies, on the other hand, have recently emerged as cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives but are still limited by their investment costs and land requirements. A more desirable approach to odour control is the prevention of odorant formation.

   In WWTPs, where different biological processes take place and many streams are available, there are opportunities to re-design processes in order to minimize odour generation. This work explores two alternative strategies for odour control.

J. M. Estrada 1,4, R. Lebrero 1, N. J. R. Kraakman 2,3 and R. Muñoz 1*

1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, University of Valladolid. Dr. Mergelina s/n, 47011, Valladolid, Spain.
2. Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands.
3. CH2M Hill, Level 7, 9 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia.
4. Present address: School of Engineering, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, United Kingdom.
Mail: mutora@iq.uva.es

sesion07 lopez03   Galindo waste water treatment plant was designed in the 1980s on the plot of a dump in a highly industrialized area. The industrial conversion plan and urban development have remodeled the surrounding landscape, making it an urban established plant, causing conditions to which the plant could not offer solutions.

   Aware that the plant should not produce a significant change in the quality of resident’s life, the Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia (CABB) has designed an ambitious plan of minimization of the odor significance, scheduled in four stages.

A. López Etxebarria

Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao-Bizkaia.
C/San Vicente 8, 48001 Bilbao.

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