Mist­ing sys­tem elim­i­nates odours at waste treat­ment fa­cil­ity

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Tecpro Australia has de­signed an odour con­trol sys­tem for a new grease trap waste fa­cil­ity in Dubbo, NSW. The new fa­cil­ity treats greasy liq­uid waste from lo­cal busi­nesses and fea­tures an odour neu­tral­is­ing mist­ing sys­tem de­signed by tech­ni­cal spe­cial­ists, Tecpro Australia.

“As you’d ex­pect with a waste fa­cil­ity, un­pleas­ant odours can oc­cur in­ter­mit­tently within the build­ing, par­tic­u­larly when new waste is re­ceived and un­loaded,” said An­drew Cooke, Sales Manager with Tecpro Australia. “It was a con­di­tion of the new fa­cil­ity’s ap­proval that it in­clude an ef­fec­tive odour con­trol sys­tem.”

The sup­plier of the odour neu­tral­is­ing agent, For Earth Pty Ltd, ap­proached Tecpro to de­sign and fab­ri­cate a mist­ing sys­tem to elim­i­nate the odour.

“Our de­sign fea­tures high pres­sure pipes that run across the ceil­ing of the fa­cil­ity,” said Cooke. “Each pipe is fit­ted with a se­ries of fog­ging noz­zles that dis­charge a pow­er­ful plume of mist. This mist in­cor­po­rates the odour neu­tral­is­ing so­lu­tion, en­abling nasty smells to be elim­i­nated.”

The sys­tem also fea­tures a high pres­sure pump, along with a timer that al­lows for duty cy­cles to be ad­justed as needed.

“For ex­am­ple, the mist­ing sys­tem can be run for 20 sec­onds on and 20 sec­onds off, or this could be in­creased or re­duced, depend­ing how busy the fa­cil­ity is,” said Cooke. “And be­cause the mist droplets are so fine, they evap­o­rate quickly so wa­ter doesn’t pool in the fa­cil­ity.”

Feed­back has been very pos­i­tive about the suc­cess of the odour neu­tral­i­sa­tion sys­tem. “If smells oc­cur, they are re­moved com­pletely within a cou­ple of min­utes of the sys­tem start­ing up,” said Cooke. “The sys­tem can also be used to re­duce the air tem­per­a­ture in­side the build­ing which is es­pe­cially use­ful in sum­mer. Nat­u­rally this makes it a much more pleas­ant place for any­one who works within the fa­cil­ity.”

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