Skip to main content

Sustainability and Robustness Assessment of Odor Control Technology at Water Treatment Plants

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Technologies for odor control have been widely reviewed and their optimal range of application and performance has been clearly established. Selection criteria, mainly driven by process economics, are usually based on the air flow volume, the inlet concentrations and the required removal efficiency. However, these criteria are shifting with social and environmental issues becoming as important as process economics.

Odor abatement systems are designed for long term operation, preferably with minimum operator involvement and without any failures. This means that the operational risk is critical, because operational experience shows that when a technology is not critical for the main objectives of a facility (e.g. purify wastewater, production of a product, etc.) a lower priority is often given in terms of operator and maintenance attention.

This paper presents results from several studies to quantify Sustainability and Robustness of odor control technology in the context of odor control at wastewater treatment or water recycling plants. The most commonly used odor abatement techniques (biofiltration, biotrickling filtration, activated carbon adsorption, chemical scrubbing, activated sludge diffusion and biotrickling filtration coupled with activated carbon adsorption) are evaluated in terms of:

1. Sustainability, with quantification of process economics, environmental performance and social impact using the IChemE Sustainability Metrics.

2. Sensitivity towards design and operating parameters like utility prices (energy and labor), inlet odor concentration (H2S) and design safety (EBRT).

3. Robustness, quantifications of operating reliability, with recommendations to improve reliability during its lifespan of operations.
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: 2012-01-01

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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed.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