Scrubbing Odors from Wastewater Treatment

by Abul Basher M. Shahalam, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Yarmouk Univ., Irbid, Jordan,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 4, Pg. 785-799

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A pilot scrubber system using sodium hypochlorite and sodium hydroxide solutions was tested for its effectiveness and the optimal operation conditions when used for removing odors from the air of a sewage treatment plant. Test equipments such as scrubbers and olfactometers were used for the collection of data. The data were utilized to determine the optimum concentrations of chemicals necessary for the most effective reduction of the sewage odor. From the data, the odor intensity was found to be a function of sewage temperature and ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential). The concentrations of chemicals in the treated air were determined by performing GC/MS analyses on the scrubber effluent air.

Subject Headings: Odors | Sewage | Sodium | Chemical treatment | Wastewater treatment plants | Equipment and machinery | Data collection | Data analysis |

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