How to Solve The Foul Odor Problem

Looking for ways to get rid of that rotten-egg smell at your plant? This could be your answer.

How to Solve The Foul Odor Problem
GTI offers customized cover solutions to control odors. Our specialty covers are designed to fit tanks/lagoons of any shape or size.

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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. Odors can cause strained relationships between wastewater treatment plants and the community, and they can even affect the everyday job satisfaction of plant workers.

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 wastewater, it is released into the atmosphere, producing an offensive odor.

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

GTI offers 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. Our structurally supported covers are retractable, making routine maintenance easy.

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.

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