09 November 2016

Industrial Odour Dilution Solutions

Odour dilution

Industrial facilities should consider odour dilution as a cost effective odour control strategy alongside conventional air filtration methods.

Emission Compliance for Industrial Facilities and Manufacturing Plants

Industrial facilities across Australia are obliged to comply with the national EPA regulations on harmful chemical emissions, as well as the policies and guidelines of local councils; which can vary depending on location.

Industrial facilities and manufacturing plants must comply with various health, safety, odour, and visual obstruction and noise standards before operation can commence.

Achieving Acceptable IAQ

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical to worker safety and production quality within any manufacturing or processing facility and as such, a variety of air filtration methods may be incorporated to eliminate hazardous emissions and mitigate offensive odours.

Acceptable IAQ is generally achieved with appropriate combinations of particle filtration, air flow/pressure control, air showers and other conventional air filtration and odour control methods.  This may include chemical treatments and the use of sophisticated tools, like thermal oxidizers, dilution exhaust systems or gas-phase filters and electronic precipitators.

While some of the above mentioned systems are effective and reasonably efficient at removing 60-90% of hazardous or odorous gases, removing the final 10-40% of odours can become ruinously costly due to the requirements for additional hardware, energy consumed and chemical additives.

Odour Dilution as a Cost Effective Odour Control Strategy

Odour dilution through mixed flow impeller systems, can be a cost effective method to remediate this final 10-40% of industrial process odours. The considerable environmental benefits of mixed flow impeller systems include:

  • A large reduction in the amount of energy utilisation which results in significant reduction in carbon utilisation and costs on production and waste disposal.
  • Minimal visual or sound impact on neighbours
  • Effective odour dilution with very low maintenance and no costly chemicals or water use requirements.

Mixed flow impeller systems have proven to be cost effective in the removal of this final portion of odours, as it both dilutes the odour and moves it high beyond the building wind envelope to assist with effective dispersion and long term odour destruction in the atmosphere.

Airepure’s combined knowledge of emission regulations and expertise in fume exhaust, industrial air filtration and cost-effective odour control strategies such as odour dilution can help industry leaders achieve a healthy and compliant facility. We can assist with the assessment of your site requirements to help identify cost and energy saving strategies such as odour dilution for the mitigation of offensive odours from your facility.

Airepure partners with Strobic Air, in bringing the technologically advanced Tri-Stack Fume Exhaust System in Australia.

Strobic Air Tri-Stack provides efficiency and optimum performance like no other industrial fume exhaust system can. Its mixed-flow impeller technology exceeds the conventional centrifugal fume exhaust systems; which allow dilution, increased chemical resistance and enhanced capacity to be able to deal with the broad range of inlet flows, under high static pressure loads.

To know more about mechanism and advantages of Strobic Air Tri-Stack Fume Exhaust system, contact the industrial odour control experts at Airepure today.


Airepure Australia
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