Odor Control – How Much Is Enough?Source: Veolia Water Technologies
By Sharon Paterson, Kruger
If you work at a wastewater treatment plant, you are acutely aware of the role of off-site odor in the cost to operate your facility. For most facilities, it is not unusual for odor controls to cost 10% or more of capital improvement projects and operating budgets. But how do you know when you have enough odor controls? If you still get complaints from neighbors even after having all your odor sources addressed, what then? Do you need to do even more to be a good neighbor? And then there is the issue of competing odors. If a neighboring business may be the source of nuisance odors, how do you defend yourself against those complaints?