Food and Dairy Processing
Safe odour management for food and dairy processing sites
Key odour challenges for the food and dairy processing industry
- Complex industry needs that require a comprehensive strategy
- Urban growth encroaching closer to water treatment sites
- Growing community intolerance of odorous emissions
- Increased pressure to meet environmental compliance requirements
- Prevention of Work Health and Safety issues
- High volumes of water to treat in the network
- Specific wastewater quality problems such as high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) or low pH
- Odour emissions made up of a range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), not just H₂S
The processing of raw food and dairy product generates odours. The most appropriate method of odour control depends on the size of the odour source. For large and diffuse odours, atmospheric misting or vapour generation could be best, alongside a topical 'blanket' treatment. If, however, the odour can be contained, biofiltration would be a better option, whether that be a skid mounted vessel unit, or an open bed filtration unit.
Odour management for food and dairy processing also needs to address the problem of wastewater production. High BOD wastewater must be treated on-site before being released to a local wastewater network. This treatment process creates additional odours.
Cleanawater's industry solutions
Odour management for food and dairy processing must take into account compliance with EPA regulations on site boundary odour measurements. Cleanawater can assist with meeting these requirements through the use of topical treatments, atmospheric misting and vapour systems as well as biofilters and micronutrient additives.
For facilities in development, we can lead the creation of an odour management plan, which can greatly smooth out the process of building application approval.
At Cleanawater, we work to find both immediate and long-term solutions to odour issues, attacking odours at their biochemical cause and offering ongoing support services to ensure consistent odour control.
AB Mauri's facility generates large amounts of wastewater in the process of yeast production, necessitating an on-site effluent treatment plant. This created unpleasant odours, resulting in complaints from nearby businesses and residents. AB Mauri needed to stop odour problems immediately, so they called Cleanawater.
Our experts will assess your site and develop an odour-reducing solution.
Design & Engineering
We draw up your system ready to be custom-built.
We'll assemble your custom system at your designated site.
Our experts thoroughly test all systems to ensure they are ready for operation.
We continually monitor and log system operations to ensure odour emissions remain at required levels.
We have a great depth of experience with odour management for the food and dairy processing industry, having worked with many clients within this industry over a period of more than 25 years.
We understand the challenges and needs of our food and dairy processing industry clients, and we work to create comprehensive solutions employing the latest and widest range of technologies.
Our broad knowledge of odour control issues and products is integral to the services we provide to clients. We instigate extensive inspections of sites as part of our strategy of odour management for the food and dairy industry, to ensure you get the best possible odour solution.
Unlike some competitors who only have knowledge in one kind of technology, we have a wider set of methods and products at our disposal, to solve your odour problem in a more targeted, cost-effective way.
At Cleanawater, we like to make sure you are getting the most out of your odour control system. That is why we offer services to complement our odour abatement products.
We install systems, supply and deliver chemicals, maintain and monitor odour control units, refurbish faulty machinery all while offering professional advice on the best course of action to take to reduce odours at your site, permanently.
Our products are all made especially to suit the harsh conditions of processing sites. They are made of high-quality materials and are UV radiation and corrosion resistant.
Our odour control systems cause dramatic shifts in levels of odour generation, with some products able to reduce emissions by up to 99%.
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