Case Study

Seattle Food Processing Plant Needed Natural Odor Control

Odor Challenge

A food processing company in Seattle produced odors from processing food scraps into a natural liquid fertilizer. The odor source was exhaust stacks during the final stages of fertilizer production. Located in an industrial/commercial area in close proximity to other facilities, they needed a solution to stop odor complaints from their neighbors.

Solution

OMI Industries proposed an air atomization system to remove food processing odors. The system called for one extended nozzle to be inserted into their exhaust stack after the industrial exhaust fan. Ecosorb® product is delivered to the nozzle using a compressor set to pump 2-4 gallons of product per day. By using Ecosorb products, the complaints from neighbors immediately decreased.

Plant managers ordered an additional nozzle was requested for installation in the exhaust stack, to be located closer to the fan. This would ensure they would eliminate any additional odors caused by an increase in production. After installing the second nozzle, Ecosorb products and equipment provided a complete solution for their odor complaints.

Results

Plant managers are extremely pleased with how well Ecosorb products and nozzle system have removed facility odors. The facility’s program manager noted multiple neighbor complaints prior to instituting the system and has reported zero complaints since installation.

The facility plans on expanding in the future, and will keep Ecosorb products and systems as an integral part of their planning process.

Odors Controlled:
  • Food scraps to liquid fertilizer
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