An industrial odor control technology manufacturer has a new heated model in its lineup of mobile equipment engineered to manage outdoor odor vapor from landfills, waste treatment facilities, livestock operations, paper mills, food processing plants and other operations that experience cold weather.
The OdorBoss 60G with Heat by Dust Control Technology combines an enclosure with insulation, heat tracing and internal heat generation to protect equipment and components during operation and storage in freezing conditions.
Originally developed at the request of a customer in the US Midwest, the design is a versatile, effective odor control mechanism suitable for year-round use, DCT says.
The unit uses a mixture of water and odor treatment agents to distribute a specially engineered mist over great distances using a powerful fan that propels the treatment into the air where it can attach to odor vapor. The result is a reduction in both short- and long-range odor without equipment clogging or downtime from frozen lines, helping companies remain compliant with environmental regulations and maintain good neighbor relations.
DCT says other odor control methods such as perimeter fence misting units and spray trucks can have serious issues in winter. Perimeter fence misting tubes freeze, rendering them useless for part of the year. Water spray trucks commonly experience ice buildup on the inside wall of the tank, along pipes and around nozzles, often requiring indoor storage to thaw, potentially restricting operation.
Inspired by the company’s core line of industrial fan-driven dust suppression products, the OB-60G with Heat has been engineered to deliver a finer mist that is better suited to optimum odor control, DCT sats.
Based on principles of matching the droplet size to the size of the targeted vapor, the system uses a special nucleator nozzle and a 10 HP air compressor to create an engineered fog comprised of millions of tiny droplets as small as 15 microns in diameter. The droplets hang suspended in the air for long periods of time as they attract and collide with odor-causing molecules, counteracting them in the process.