Dangerous Odors and Corrosion Can Result From Wastewater Treatment Process

Industrial wastewater treatment generates odors that can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees, residents, businesses, and industries located near the wastewater treatment plant. Strong odors develop at several areas within a wastewater treatment facility, such as headworks, primary clarifiers, pump stations, and sewage sludge areas.

Nuisance odors often emerge from the following sources:

  • Combined sewer overflow (BTEX, TCE, and other VOCs)
  • Industrial sewage (benzene, industrial chemical effluents such as amines, and other VOCs)
  • Residential sewage (ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and mercaptans)

Not only is hydrogen sulfide potentially dangerous at high concentrations, but electronic corrosion at these plants can occur when corrosive, acidic gases attack sensitive computer controls and other critical electronics that affect the reliability of plant processes. 

If not controlled, corrosion leads to:

  • Blocked currents 
  • Brittle connection points 
  • Overheated systems 
  • Costly repairs 
  • Failed boards 
  • Plant downtime
  • Reduced production efficiency in compressed air systems and increased maintenance costs

Commitment to Providing Clean Air — Period

Our team of highly skilled gas-phase professionals, combined with extensive particulate filtration experience and air pollution control expertise, makes AAF Flanders uniquely qualified to design total system solutions for your wastewater treatment facility. We specialize in the elimination of malodorous gases; protection of electronics from corrosion and particulates to prevent failures and downtime; and protection of air compressors from corrosion and particulates to ensure proper functioning.

Optimize Your Filtration and Improve Your Environment

The solution to these issues starts with a thorough air filter audit of your HVAC Systems by AAF Flanders. This collaborative and consultative solutions approach is undertaken with the objective to understand your complete air filtration needs, applications, and goals for total air quality. By conducting this audit, we will be able to understand exactly how you compare to the best practices of companies that are similar to you. This customized air filtration survey costs you nothing and could give you significant benefits by helping you save money, reduce risk, and save time. 

Contact your AAF Flanders representative to schedule an audit and to find out how the insights from intelligent data tools, including TCO Diagnostic® and Sensor360®, can improve your operational outcomes.