Composting Odor Control

Destroy odors caused by decomposition.

Composting material is rich in organic matter, making it valuable fertilizer. But the reuse of this material comes at a price. Transporting, storing, and processing decomposing material creates powerful malodors — often drifting into nearby residential areas and office parks.

Organics recycling facilities also manage the smelly process of decomposition. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats from food scraps and other organic materials are broken down. At each stage of decay, gases are produced that emit foul odors.

Ecosorb® odor control products eliminate compound odors commonly given off by composting facilities.

Benefits of Ecosorb

Natural

Ecosorb uses the natural power of plant oils to remove odors from composting.

Safe

Non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, non-flammable, and no harmful VOCs.

Effective

Verifiably, scientifically proven to work.

Complete

Custom formulations for each stage of composting: transportation, storage, processing.

Sludge Receiving and Storage

At many composting sites, odors come from incoming material. These ingredients may have been stored anaerobically (without oxygen) for a week or more before transport to the site. Once these ingredients are added, low oxygen conditions can compound odor issues.

Anaerobic odors include a range of compounds with their own challenges, including:

  • Reduced sulfur compounds (hydrogen sulfide, dimethyl sulfide, dimethyl disulfide, and methanethiol)
  • Volatile fatty acids
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Amines
  • Ammonia

Organic Recycling Facilities

Odor has been referred to as the Achilles heel of composting, forcing compost programs around the U.S. to shut down. Meanwhile, the federal government is leaning on states to move organics off landfills. The increase in composting will only make odor issues more challenging. Ecosorb is offers a safe, proven solution for composting sites of any size or type.

How to Use

Ecosorb products — either evaporated or atomized with nozzles or fans — control industrial composting odors even in large facilities. Ecosorb is also available in spray gel, which blocks odors from escaping into the atmosphere when added on top of composting material. Spray Gel is a special formulation that topically blocks odors from escaping into the atmosphere — an ideal solution for open-bed waste trucks, working face of compost piles, and other solid/semi-solid odorous materials.

As with most odors, composting smells get worse when moved. As compost rows are turned or solid waste is dumped, bad odors increase. Ecosorb products can be used to control malodors, either in a localized area or to surround a large area such as a landfill or composting shed. Delivery systems can be integrated with facility hardware to control odors as they are released by machinery like graders and tillers.

Products
Packaging Options
  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 275-gallon totes

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