How we've solved odour issues with odour management solutions

By Dale Strachan

Business Development Manager

23 December 2016

Odour issues aren't pleasant. But they are manageable.

A range of Australian businesses and industries produce odours as part of their everyday operation. This can cause a number of odour issues. Fortunately, these issues are manageable with the right solution.

Additionally, managing odours doesn't have to be complicated. With the right equipment, team, and know-how, odour issues can be resolved swiftly and with a minimum of disruption to your operation.

Here are three examples of odour issues. As well as how, we at Cleanawater, solve them.

Alternatively, you can find out more about Cleanawater odour management online or by calling 1800 353 788

ab mauri case study

Odour management in the food processing industry

The problem

AB Mauri is a large scale yeast producer based in Western Sydney.

As part of their everyday operation AB Mauri's facilities produce a large amount of wastewater. This is a necessary part of the yeast production process.

That wastewater, however, generates unpleasant odours. And as the facilities are located in a heavily populated industrial area, this draws complaints from nearby residents and business-owners.

To prevent a potentially costly run-in with local regulatory bodies regarding these complaints, AB Mauri needed an odour management solution, fast.

The solution

ab mauri odour neutralising

To solve these odour issues, we met with AB Mauri and discussed the problem at hand. We then designed, quoted, and installed an odour neutralising agent spraying system, which addressed the issue.

This system consisted of:

  • 1000L storage reservoir
  • Dose of AirStreme 931
  • Pump
  • PLC

The system was strategically positioned around the facility to maximise its effectiveness and efficiency.

This odour management solution modified odour particles, turning them into non-reactive compounds. And this thereby stopped the spread of odours beyond facility boundaries.

Complaints from nearby residents and business-owners soon ceased as all odour issues had been resolved.

Coffs Harbour case study

Odour management in the municipal wastewater industry

The problem

Coffs Harbour City Council is your typical New South Wales council. As part of their duties, they are responsible for the city's sewerage and wastewater infrastructure.

The odour issues this council faced involved an active pump station. The station was causing problems for residents as well as staff, who registered concerns regarding safety and odour.

Concerns raised were the result of a non-compliant access cover that was leaking displaced air. The cover also featured an ineffective fall arrest which was a hazard for maintenance workers.

Coffs Harbour City Council needed to do something before the faulty access cover caused an injury.

The solution

coffs harbour access lids with grate

In order to solve the problem, we uninstalled the faulty non-compliant access cover and replaced it with a new compliant access system.

The main component of this system was a Halliday Channel series aluminium access cover which featured: 

  • Rubber seals to stop odour leakage
  • Spring loaded struts to assist lifting and fall arrest
  • Compliance with all Work Health and Safety (WHS) standards

This odour management solution dramatically reduced odours by preventing the leakage of foul gases. It also allayed safety concerns with its effective safety arrest and compliance to all relevant WHS standards.

hunter water case study

Odour management in the water treatment and processing industry

The problem

Hunter Water is one of NSW largest water authorities and manages a large network of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

Their Dora Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) catchment area was experiencing a problem with their pump stations and collection points.

The network's often lengthy wastewater retention times were causing high levels of H₂S to be produced.

This hazardous gas produced odours which drew complaints from workers and nearby residents. It also caused substantial corrosion to the wastewater infrastructure, thereby compromising its effective life.

The solution

hunter water ferrous dosing unit

Fortunately, wastewater odour management and control is a frequent issue which treatment facilities face. So, we were able to quickly provide an effective and complete solution.

We installed for Hunter Water a ferrous dosing unit. This system was chosen due to its ability to manage and process large amounts of H₂S gases.

Placed at the Windermere Park common rising main this unit:

  • Reduced odours by 95%
  • Removed H₂S gases by 95%
  • Lessened corrosion

This odour management solution stopped complaints regarding odour issues. It solved Hunter Water's H₂S corrosion problems. And it lowered maintenance times and costs.

"Managing your operation's odours doesn't have to complicated."

Choose Cleanawater to solve your odour issues

At Cleanawater, we have over 25 years experience solving Australia's odour issues. We are the experts in the fields of odour management, odour treatment, and odour control.

Our complete solutions are fully accredited to Australian industry standards. They'll solve your odour problems promptly and with a minimum of disruption to your everyday operation.

Learn more about Cleanawater online or by calling 1800 353 788


Dale Strachan

Business Development Manager

Odour issues aren't pleasant. But they are manageable.

A range of Australian businesses and industries produce odours as part of their everyday operation. This can cause a number of odour issues. Fortunately, ...

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