Skip to main content


Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Existing odor control scrubbers used by the City and County of Honolulu wastewater facilities have been largely ineffective and costly to operate. As a result, the City began a study in 2000 to demonstrate the effectiveness of using biofilters to remove odor.

This study determined that ideal biofilter media is locally available in large quantities, is free or may be purchased at reasonable cost, and may even be derived from waste products generated from City activities (composted green waste and biosolids). The study also gathered data that could be used to design full-scale biofilters.

Based on the findings of this study, the City is now using biofiltration as an odor control strategy in traditional and innovative ways. Since biofilters traditionally require large open spaces for installation, innovative approaches are required to use biofilter technology within the limited space that is usually available at existing facilities without impeding the movement of the operators and maintenance personnel.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 January 2002

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more