By Dale Strachan

Business Development Manager

18 July 2023

Pollution and odour control are significant challenges at industrial sites. Foul odours can harm staff, equipment, structures, reputation, and the environment. Managing odour levels is crucial, but it can be complex. In this article, we explore the causes and effects of foul industrial odours and discuss CleanaWater's innovative OdourPro odour control systems as a reliable solution.

Causes of Foul Odours in Industrial Waste

Industrial waste's chemical composition determines the severity of odours. Organic waste decomposition and chemical reactions generate foul odours, including hydrogen sulphide (H₂S) or rotten gas, which can be extremely harmful when inhaled.

Many environmental factors can impact odours generated by manufacturing and waste processing operations and CleanWater’s odour experts OdourPro have the expertise to assist with a comprehensive fit-for-purpose solution.

Effects of Foul Odours 

Improper waste management and persistent odour problems have severe consequences:

  • A decline in staff morale, productivity, and increased turnover
  • Heavy government fines
  • Rapid equipment and structural corrosion
  • Toxicity leading to respiratory illnesses
  • Environmental harm and legal penalties
  • Reputational damage to your organisation

Australian Government Guidelines for Odour Control

State Environmental Protection Authorities (EPAs) oversee environmental regulations. Compliance includes reducing odorous emissions and implementing ongoing monitoring processes.

Benefits of Industrial Odour Control

Neutralising odours offers significant benefits including but not limited to:

  • Ending public complaints and avoiding fines
  • Creating a safer working environment
  • Protecting infrastructure, equipment and facilities
  • Establishing an environmentally-friendly site
  • Generating a positive public perception 

OdourPro's Industrial Odour Control Systems

OdourPro provides effective and affordable odour solutions for all industrial operations and complies with all Australian regulations.

Chemical Dosing Systems for Odorous Wastewater and Sludge

Our systems inject odour-neutralising reactants into waste, reducing hydrogen sulphide emissions by up to 95%. Ideal for wastewater treatment.

Neutralising Odours with Vapour Systems, Misting Systems, and Surface Treatments

Our systems prevent odours from spreading, covering large areas and providing immediate relief. Effective for various waste scenarios.

Filtering Odorous Substances with Activated Carbon Technology

Activated carbon filters treat waste at a molecular level, bonding with contaminants and are over 99.5% effective in eliminating odours.

Odour Control Chemicals

We offer tailored chemical solutions, including Ferrogard® to target specific odour issues.

OdourPro: Your Odour Management Partner 

Trusted by municipalities and industries nationwide, CleanaWater’s OdourPro provides odour control solutions for various industries. Contact our experts today on 1800 353 788 for a safer and more pleasant environment.

Dale Strachan

Business Development Manager

Learn about the causes and effects of foul industrial odours and explore CleanaWater's effective and affordable solutions that comply with regulations, providing industrial sites with the means to tackle odour challenges head-on.

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