Ozone used for odor control at wastewater plant

Ozone use for odor control is common and widespread.  Ozone is commonly used for odor control in casino’s, bars, hotels, and disaster restoration.  You can bet that if you have mold, or fire damage in your house, one part of the restoration process will be ozone treatment to remove the residual odors from the air.

Ozone is also used in some industrial applications and workplaces.  Rendering plants, meat packing plants, and pet food manufactures will use ozone to eliminate odor and make a more friendly work environment.  We have even been involved in applications where ozone is used in spice warehouses to reduce nuisance odors to neighbors.

Another common application of ozone over the years is waste-water disinfection.  Ozone can be used to reduce pathogens in waste-water prior to discharge.

An application gaining popularity is the use of ozone to reduce odor from waste-water.  This makes great sense as come waste-water treatment plants have a great deal of foul odor.  As the population of the earth grows the land near the waste-water plant becomes valuable, therefore encouraging operators to reduce foul odors from plants.

A great article on this application can be found below:

Ozone treatment proposed for some of Phuket’s stinking wastewater

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Sommai Prijasilpa is pushing to install ozone generators throughout Rassada as a long term solution to wastewater problems in the area.

The vice governor yesterday afternoon inspected the new ozone generator used to treat water at Soi Paniang to determine whether the same machine could be used in Rassada.

“This machine was developed at Kasetsart University in Bangkok,” said Kanok Nakaew, chief of Research and Development at the Center for Energy and Environmental Engineering Laboratory at the university.

“It uses the advanced oxidation process, during which ozone is added to the water to kill off harmful bacteria such as coliform.

“Coliform can create negative effects if ingested by humans, including diarrhea and cramps.”

Mr Kanok added that water treated using the ozone generator meets the standards of the Pollution Control Department.

“The small ozone generator in Soi Paniang was installed as a short-term solution, but after seeing how it works I would like to see it installed throughout Rassada as a long-term water-treatment system,” Vice Governor Sommai said.

Mr Kanok explained that the treatment capacity of the generator varies according to the size of the machine.

“We would need to calculate how many machines are needed and how much water each one would be treating to know what kind of budget would be needed,” Mr Kanok said.

Rassada already has a 14-million-baht budget set aside for a long-term water-treatment system, said V/Gov Sommai, but it has not yet been decided which system to use.

“At our next budget meeting, I will propose ozone generators as a long-term wastewater solution. We should have an answer to the problem soon after,” V/Gov Sommai said.

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