How Does Ecosorb Compare to Other Odor Control Methods?

There are many options for industrial odor control. How do you determine which is the best choice for your facility and specific odor issues?

Common odor control methods often fall short

When you examine plant-based odor removers, like Ecosorb, against other common odor solution techniques, the comparisons are stark.

Most solutions require complex systems which are costly to build, use, and fix, and demand expertise to maintain.

Many solutions depend on hazardous materials that can produce harmful compounds, exhaust, or even residual odors.

It's clear. Ecosorb plant-based odor eliminators are the only option for safer, more effective, industrial-strength odor control.


The pros and cons of other odor control techniques


Masking Agents

Chemicals are sprayed into the air, using synthetic fragrances to "hide" odors.


Chemical Scrubbers

Odors are added to highly reactive chemicals — acids, caustics, oxidizers, and surfactants. The odorous compounds chemically react with the solution, removing odors.


Adsorption (Carbon Filters)

Gas particles from the air penetrate the pores of an adsorbent material – activated carbon, zeolite, or silica gel – and removes odors from the air as it passes through.



Generators create ozone molecules, which are highly reactive to organic material.


Biological Filters

Contaminated air passes through soil, compost, wood chips, or other organic material. As the odorous air flows through the material, pollutants (including odor molecules) transfer into a thin biofilm on its surface. Microorganisms in the biofilm eliminate odors.


Biological Oxidation (Scrubber)

Air is forced upward through an adsorption column filled with synthetic material. Water containing microorganisms circulates through the system, feeding off odor- causing compounds and releasing clean air.


Thermal & Catalytic Converters

The system burns odorous gases, supposedly destroying process odors. The gas is passed over (or through) catalytic materials, converting residual gases into compounds like carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water.



Odor-causing waste and gas are burned at high temperatures.

Intro Guide

You're one step closer to no more odors


Use this easy-to-understand guide as you explore your odor control options.

✓ What is odor?
✓ How natural plant oils neutralize tough odors
✓ The safe, proven science of Ecosorb’s Odor Absorption TechnologyTM
✓ Stories of businesses who have eliminated nuisance smells, for good
✓ How common odor control methods compare
✓ How tailored formulations and innovative technology set Ecosorb apart

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