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Case Study – Fargo, North Dakota: Hydrogen Peroxide for Regeneration of Ferrous Chloride, an Innovative Approach to Hydrogen Sulfide Control

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Historically, ferrous chloride (FeCl2) injection has been utilized to successfully control odors and corrosion within the sanitary sewer collection system of Fargo, North Dakota. However, increased odor complaints prompted an evaluation of the odor conditions present in the sanitary sewer system. Study results indicated that the current FeCl2 dosing rate was insufficient to control odors. In response, a number of liquid phase odor control treatment alternatives were evaluated. Due to the existing FeCl2 injection program, iron regeneration and improved odor control were realized through the innovative use of hydrogen peroxide. A program was initiated to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed treatment strategy on a full-scale level. In response to improved sulfide treatment, reduced FeCl2 injection rates, and economic benefits realized during the demonstration program, the City of Fargo elected to incorporate the technology as part of their upcoming collection system improvements.

Keywords: Dissolved Sulfide; Ferrous Chloride; Hydrogen Peroxide; Hydrogen Sulfide; Odor Control

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2009

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