Landfill & Solid Waste Odor Control Solutions
Effective Odor Control for Landfills and Solid Waste Management
Landfills are a major source of unpleasant odors produced by the decomposition of solid waste such as organic matter, industrial waste, and hazardous materials. These odors can contain harmful substances like mercaptans, VOCs, and ammonia, which can result in non-compliance fines from local governments and pose a threat to human health.
In order to avoid fines and stay complaint it is important for landfill operators to combat these odors using effective, and proven odor control solutions that are both safe and cost-efficient.
The Importance of Custom Solutions
Every landfill is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements for odor control. One-size-fits-all solutions simply don't work in this industry due to the many factors that affect the type odors that are produced, the age and condition of the landfill, and their proximity to urban areas.
Some unique and common challenges faced by landfills are:
- Wind direction: The swift change in winds can cause odors to escape at different strengths from different parts of the landfill
- Weather conditions: The change in humidity and temperatures brought on by different seasons need to be meet by an all-weather solution
- Site-specific conditions: The type of waste being disposed of can produce a multitude of different smells that require a broad-spectrum odor-counteractant
- Location: Landfills located in close proximity to urban areas may require both fixed installations as well as mobile delivery systems
That's why it's important to have an experienced partner who can provide custom odor control solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your landfill operation, and in order to deliver a complete solution that works for your location, Benzaco provides a suite of solutions customized to your requirements.
Air Treatment Solutions
To prevent landfill odors from escaping into nearby communities, Benzaco provides fixed or portable delivery systems. In a fixed system, high-pressure hoses and nozzles are evenly placed around the perimeter of the landfill, leachate pond, or gas treatment system.
The odor-counteractant formula is then dispersed using high-pressurization systems such as vapor-phase and atomization that create a continuous fog that neutralizes obnoxious odors and prevents them from escaping into nearby communities.
Our vapor-phase systems are particularly well-suited for all-weather applications with freezing temperatures as they require no added water, only odor-amor counteractants which can be used in any weather condition.
Atomization systems can be constructed in a complete encompassing perimeter around the landfill to safely eliminate any odors before escaping the area. The odor-counteractants are diluted with water at different rates depending on the scenario.
Mobile delivery systems can be swiftly moved to locations within the landfill to apply odor-armor counteractants to exposed areas, or locations that produce an increase in strong odors due to climatic conditions, and easily prevent any smells from escaping the landfill area.
Topical Treatment Solutions
In a landfill, it can be difficult to predict where an odor might arise. To combat this Benzaco provides a multitude of systems that can disperse odor-armor counteractants swiftly throughout the property. From mobile systems, portable sprayer systems, to water-trucks with mounted dispersal systems.
Odor-armor can be applied topically using these systems for spot treatment of problem locations such as exposed landfill and road areas, trucks carrying odorous cargo, or simply spraying down equipment such as scales to eliminate any leftover smells. Dilution rates of as much as 10,000:1 is possible for very economical application rates.
Our Flagship Product: Odor Armor
Our flagship product, Odor-Armor is used in a multitude of industries, including landfills.
This broad-spectrum counteractant is available in blends specifically designed to eliminate the smells and by-products particular to the landfill industry.
It effectively eliminates unpleasant odors by up to 95% on contact, making it a top choice for landfill operators. Our biodegradable and non-toxic formula is safe to use, non-flammable, and does not emit VOCs.
Whether you prefer to dilute the product with water for spray application or use it as a concentrate for direct application, Odor Armor provides reliable and effective odor control for your landfill and solid waste.
At Benzaco, we understand the challenges of odor control in the landfill and solid waste industry. Our team of expert engineers & chemists work closely with the landfill and solid waste industry to understand their specific needs. Our custom solutions and commitment to effective, cost-efficient odor control make us the partner of choice for landfill operators.
Contact your Benzaco sales representative today to learn more about our odor control solutions.
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