Case Study: VapourGard at Blaxland Waste Management Facility
Have you ever wondered how waste is managed in one of Australia’s most pristine, heritage-listed regions? In this case study, you’ll find out about the innovations used to manage odour and keep air quality safe at a major facility in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
Blue Mountains City Council is committed to keeping the region pristine and protected. It asked CleanaWater to recommend the best option to eliminate offensive odours leaving the site boundaries. After a thorough investigation and inspection of the site, we determined that our VG500 VapourGard Bulk Air odour treatment unit was the most suitable option.
What CleanaWater Did
CleanaWater’s expert technicians installed the VG500 system to suit the site’s exact requirements. We strategically placed 500 metres of diffuser ducting in the applicable location, making contact with the odorous emissions escaping from the active waste cells, and turning them into non-volatile compounds. This configuration allows odours to be neutralised before they can reach any surrounding residential, commercial or industrial zones
CleanaWater’s unique VapourGard™ is an industry-leading system.
It is more effective than fragrance and neutralising oils. That’s because its active deodorisation technology destroys odour particles rather than just masking them. The vapours stay airborne for longer than traditional sprays allowing more effective odour treatment.
VapourGard allows total control of airborne odours and can be used for indoor and outdoor applications.
Since the implementation of the VapourGard system, Blaxland Waste Management Facility has experienced significant improvements in odour challenges.
Additionally, the VG500 system helps reduce the risk of offensive odours being experienced in surrounding areas.
The implementation of the VapourGard VG500 system at the Blaxland Waste Management Facility was a success. Since the installation of the system, almost all complaints from neighbouring properties have been eliminated, significantly reducing the risk profile of the Facility.
The facility’s management is highly satisfied with the results and considers the VapourGard system to be a valuable investment in ensuring BMCC provides adequate protection and uphold its responsibility to comply with government environmental regulations.
“In combination with a wide range of operational controls, we have found that complaints from our neighbours have significantly reduced since the VapourGard was installed.”
Rebecca Tempest - Manager, Resource Recovery & Waste Services, Blue Mountains City Council
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