Don’t choke off your business. Minimise the impact of contaminated air on surrounding communities and personnel, and the effects of corrosion on equipment, with Camfil’s gas, odour and corrosion control solutions for wastewater treatment plants.
The rising global population and global warming are combining to put extreme demands on clean water supplies. Wastewater treatment plants are critical infrastructure assets in most parts of the world.
Severe odour issues are a common problem at most wastewater treatment plants. And as cities increase in size and the protection of green spaces becomes more important, these plants are increasingly being located closer to areas of high population density. The odours are more than just a simple nuisance for your plant and the surrounding communities: they can have a huge impact on the health and safety of plant personnel and your treatment system equipment.
Unlike previous constructions, some of which were in remote green locations, modern wastewater treatment plants are enclosed as much as possible and in some cases built partially or totally underground, often close to cities.
Enclosure helps to contain odours – but it creates different problems. In particular, enclosure can lead to an accumulation of methane, an odourless yet explosive gas. So enclosed spaces must be ventilated to maintain the methane concentration at a safe level. When the ventilation air is exhausted to atmosphere, the gases responsible for the characteristic foul odour are also released. Odour control solutions are required in the exhaust air system.
A complex mixture of gases is responsible for the odour. The most notorious gases are hydrogen sulphide (the “rotten egg smell”, H2S) and mercaptans, but the foul air will also contain other organo-sulphur, ammonia (NH3) and organo-nitrogen gases.
In wastewater treatment facilities, the release of acidic gases also poses a problem. If these gases are not controlled in the supply air to control rooms, they will damage electrical gear used to regulate the complex array of process equipment such as pumps and penstocks.
Luckily, molecular filtration provides solutions for the problems associated with both contaminated exhaust and supply air experienced at treatment plants. Here are some of the benefits.
Muitas indústrias confiam em equipamentos de controle eletrônico e elétrico para uma operação segura e eficiente. Para evitar quebras não programadas, o equipamento deve ser protegido contra a corrosão originária de produtos químicos usados em seus processos de fabricação.
Proteja o meio ambiente e as pessoas contra concentrações perigosas ou altas de partículas e moléculas liberadas por processos industriais, cumpra as regulamentações de segurança locais e reduza os custos operacionais de seu sistema de filtragem de ar de exaustão.