Air Pollution And Odor Control Via Chemical Scrubbing
Many scientists, citizens, environmentalists, politicians, and government officials are extremely concerned about the quality of the air we are breathing these days. Society’s need for industrial production, effective management of pollution and waste, and the desire for power generation all combine to have a decidedly negative effect on the health of our atmosphere. These types of environmental pollutants, gases and odors are a serious threat to both environmental sustainability and public health.
Thanks to highly skilled technicians and engineers who are diligently working to discover new methods and designs that will bring an end to these and other environmental enemies, technologies are being developed that will eliminate the unpleasant odors and noxious fumes emanating from public utilities, factories, and in particular, sewage treatment plants. Chemical scrubbers are a proven and effective means to eliminate unpleasant and unhealthy odors rather than simply covering them up.
The processing of sewage involves a wet well, also called a lift station. The water level rises until the discharge reaches a level that allows it to be carried via gravity to an outlet. The sewage is then carried to a treatment plant. The extremely unpleasant and acrid odors that come from waste treatment plants originate from these lift stations. Utilizing chemical scrubbing for odor control works via a fan which moves the highly unpleasant material to a chemical scrubber unit. Here, the odorous air is forced into a packing medium. A scrubbing solution comprised of chemical reagents work to clean the air by trapping and breaking down the gases, converting them into liquids, and absorbing the noxious odors.
HOW DOES A CHEMICAL SCRUBBER SYSTEM WORK?
There is a stack located at the top of the chemical scrubber odor control system. Once the air has been cleaned, it will be released from this stack. It is a relatively simple process which is achieved in multiple steps, with impressive results. A chemical scrubber cleans the dangerous gases and vapors from the air at nearly 100% efficiency. A main factor in this near-perfect rating is the fact that the scrubbing solution is recirculated with the help of a pump. The liquid is then returned into the system by a dosing pump at regular, pre-programmed intervals. The chemical scrubbers must be customized to each specific treatment facility since they do not all fit or work the same way in different facilities.
ADVANTAGES OF THE CHEMICAL SCRUBBING SYSTEM
For example, depending on the volume of gas that must be apprehended, the density and depth of the packing medium will vary. Ship and Shore Environmental uses glass-reinforced plastic, or GRP, as the material which houses these chemical scrubber odor control systems in each of its professional-grade chemical scrubbers. The surfaces, both internal and external, are created for longevity and to be durable in the face of corrosive elements. The easy-access entry portals also allow fast and easy access when the system requires maintenance. The company pays special attention when choosing the ultraviolet curing methods and optimal mucilage to guarantee a long life for every system we sell.
SHIP AND SHORE CHEMICAL SCRUBBER MODELS
Ship and Shore Environmental chooses K-Rosette filament as its packing medium. On a molecular level, it is designed to act as a filter for both solid and liquid granules. It achieves this by trapping these granules in fibers while allowing the gases to freely flow to their destination. Since the filament cross-section is square, it works more efficiently than similar strands in other shapes that do not have angled edges.
Since K-Rosette is not a packing material that has an extended surface, it does not interfere with the stream of gas, which occurs as a result of directional changes and declining pressure. K-Rosette filament provides a direct and clear pathway for the gas to move and frictional resistance only.