Size distribution analysis of microsized water particle mist generated from an odor control technology showed the major- ity of particles to be in the low micron range. The indirect detection and determination of hydroxyl radicals generated by their reaction with benzene to produce phenol was performed through UV-Vis spectrophotometry (UV-Vis) and high perfor- mance liquid chromatography (HPLC). These techniques gave verification of the presence of hydroxyl radical species in the water samples collected via this odor control technology.
The Harrison Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 2.3 MGD average daily design flow wastewater plant servicing the City of Harrison in Southwest Ohio. During the pilot testing, the plant was receiving an average daily flow of approximately 1.1 MGD. Due to local industries and residential waste, the influent wastewater to the Harrison plant occasionally experiences a high fat, oil, and grease (FOG) load. This can lead to a surface accumulation of approximately one foot in the 31’L × 8’W × 30’D influent well which is removed monthly to reduce the interference the FOG buildup creates with existing machinery and float switches.
Quality Sitework Materials and Vapex Environmental Technologies helped the City of Thibodaux with an odor control problem at one of its lift stations recently.
QSM represents Vapex in Louisiana, South Mississippi, and the Panhandle of Florida. Vapex designs and manufactures odor control technology deployed at wastewater plants, lift stations, and commercial facilities.