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These systems are described in further detail below:

[H2] Physical / chemical odor
control methods

explore the methods for
managing industrial odors

[H3] Chemical additives
and sprays

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Industrial odors and emissions are controlled or eliminated via
a diverse set of methods. These solutions are tailored to control odors and emissions based on raw materials, conversion
processes, resultant odors, facility schematics and available
resources. The methods come with pros and cons, and one size
definitely doesn't fit all.
Challenges posed by industrial odors
intensify as population growth sends
commercial and residential developments sprawling toward industrial
sites. Nuisance odor complaints are
more frequently lodged against these
facilities as neighbors feel property
values and quality of life are threatened by foul smells.
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In response, an entire industry has
risen to meet the needs of industrial
sites facing nuisance odor complaints
or mandates to eliminate regulated
emissions. This is an important issue
for manufacturers.
Industrial odors and emissions are
typically controlled by either physical, chemical or biological means.

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Countless chemical formulas have
been developed to treat diverse compounds generated by industrial processes. The goal is simple: use these
chemicals to bind to odorous compounds to prevent them from entering the atmosphere.
In chemical additive systems, the
chemicals are incorporated into water impacted by odorous compounds.
The chemicals eliminate the odorous
compounds while they're still in the
water phase. Chemical spray systems
are designed to centralize odorous air
in a vessel, and then spray chemicals
which trap and eliminate compounds
in the air phase before releasing clean
air from the chamber.
Chemical systems work well in
some settings, but a major drawback
is that chemicals must be frequently
replenished - often at great cost - and
many of them are harmful to humans,
putting operators at risk.

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Chemical odor control systems rely
on synthetic solutions designed to
bind to odorous compounds. They
come in many different forms and
work in different stages of an industrial process.

[H3] Adsorbents
These are typically vessel-based systems where odorous air is gathered
to a single treatment location. Porous
activated carbon or other adsorbent
media catches the offending compounds in impacted air as it travels
through the vessel. Clean air is released while the odorous compounds


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