Nuisance odors can be tricky to eliminate. Find out what an odor-control expert recommends.


Our wastewater treatment plant produces unpleasant odors that negatively affect our reputation and relationship with the community. It’s even affecting the everyday job satisfaction of plant workers. Is there anything we can do to combat the foul smells in and around our facility?


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Any wastewater treatment process has the potential to generate and release nuisance odors to the surrounding area — especially when tanks and lagoons are left uncovered.

Foul odors within raw wastewater typically originate from the anaerobic decomposition of organic compounds. A natural byproduct of anaerobic digestion is hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which gives off a strong rotten-egg smell. Due to its low solubility in the wastewater, it is released into the atmosphere, producing an offensive odor.

GTI is often asked to provide recommendations on how best to control these nuisance odors. There are many odor-control technologies in the marketplace, and no one reigning solution exists. We recommend a simple approach: Seal your wastewater treatment tanks/lagoons with a gas-tight cover. An efficient covering of these tanks will reliably prevent diffusion of odor vapors.

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We offer customized cover solutions to do just that. Our specialty covers are designed to fit tanks/lagoons of any shape or size. They not only provide effective odor control, but they are also easy to maintain and offer long-lasting performance.

By securely covering tanks/lagoons at your wastewater treatment plant, you can reduce odor complaints from neighbors and create a better working environment for plant operators. Contact GTI today for your odor control consultation. Vistit our website at, email or call 506/452.7304 or  855/484.4630

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