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Odor Science
May 16, 2019

Why Odors Get Worse as Weather Warms

The science behind the stink of spring and summer. As warm weather of spring and summer draw near, it seems like nasty odors are more common. It may be the waft of waste smells from the local landfill,  wastewater treatment facility, or the heightened odor…
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Ecosorb at Work
January 18, 2019

Why Marijuana Plants Smell: The Science of Cannabis Odors

The strong odors produced by growing cannabis are often described as pungent, skunky, floral, fruity, or even “sewer-like.” Created by the plant’s essential oils (terpenes), odors are strongest when the flower is budding. Some odors from cannabis farms have been detected more than a mile…
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Product & Company News
January 3, 2019

OMI Industries Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Research and Development Center

OMI Industries, a world-leading provider of natural odor control solutions is pleased to announce opening of its new 5,000 sq. ft. research and development center located in Rising Sun, Indiana. OMI Industries CEO and Managing Director Phil Coffey, along with Rising Sun Indiana Mayor Brent…
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Ecosorb at Work
February 21, 2018

Activ International Reduces Food Processing Odor Fines With Help From OMI Industries

In the food-processing arena, foul odors can vary widely, and can be very difficult to fully mitigate. In addition, production facilities located close to neighboring residents and businesses, are susceptible to odor complaints and can even be fined by state and local government agencies. For…
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Events and Tradeshows
December 5, 2017

VIDEO: Safe and Effective Odor Control for Wastewater Treatment

In the following WEFTEC 2017 video, Brian McLaughlin, Director of Sales and Marketing; and Dr. Laura Haupert, Director of Research & Development, both of OMI Industries, shared their insights on eco-friendly odor control with WaterWorld Magazine. With a 25-year legacy of providing safe and effective…
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Events and Tradeshows
October 26, 2017

Water Talk Podcast: OMI Industries’ Dr. Laura Haupert Discusses Eco-Friendly Odor Control at WEFTEC 2017

In the following Water Online Water Talk podcast interview at WEFTEC 2017, Dr. Laura Haupert, Director of Research & Development at OMI Industries, discusses how eco-friendly odor control is truly taking hold in the wastewater treatment arena. For more than 25 years, OMI Industries has…
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Ecosorb at Work
September 8, 2017

Chemical Engineering Magazine: Odor Issues and Solutions for Wastewater Treatment

Today, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of industrial operations that are located within or near small towns and even large cities. When local residents constantly smell these industrial processes – particularly from wastewater treatment -- unhappy neighborhoods are generally the result.…
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Ecosorb at Work
August 30, 2017

MSW Management Magazine: OMI Industries and How to Control Odors at Material Recovery Facilities

In the material recovery facilities (MRFs) arena, countering odor and dust issues can be a tremendous challenge. This often comes down to the waste processing in these facilities being more extensive and time-consuming. In addition, “dirty MRFs” tend to deal with a wide-range of organic…
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Ecosorb at Work
April 27, 2017

Waste360: Employing New Weapons to Fight Landfill Odors

One of the biggest operational challenges for landfills is dealing with persistent odors, which can be a nuisance for employees and neighboring businesses and residents. Mitigating foul odors often requires a significant investment in solutions that are often comprised of chemicals that merely mask the…
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Ecosorb at Work
January 17, 2017

MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints.…
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Ecosorb at Work
December 21, 2016

World Water Magazine: Tackling Wastewater Treatment Odors and Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions in the Middle East

With round-the-year hot temperatures, wastewater treatment facilities in the Middle East have to deal with a wide-range of odor challenges. In addition, high-levels of hydrogen sulfide emissions can be problematic due to excessive heat, and potentially be dangerous to plant employees and neighboring residences. With summertime…
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Ecosorb at Work
December 8, 2016

Countering Wastewater Odor Complaints on a Localized Level

In countless counties and towns throughout the U.S., there are ongoing new stories about wastewater treatment odors negatively impacting nearby residents and businesses. From Sioux City, Iowa to Tucson, Arizona, there has been a rise in odor complaints that often make their way into the…
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Product & Company News
October 26, 2016

VIDEO: OMI Industries Launches Ecosorb® 5000S at WEFTEC 2016

In the wastewater treatment arena, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with foul odors, while also reducing dangerous emissions such as hydrogen sulfide. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), hydrogen sulfide emissions can be toxic at even the lowest…
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Product & Company News
September 26, 2016

PODCAST: Introducing Game-Changing Odor and Emission Control Solution for Wastewater Treatment at WEFTEC 2016

In the following podcast interview, Dr. Laura Director of Research and Development at OMI, discusses OMI Industries’ new Ecosorb® 5000S, which is a game-changing solution for odor and hydrogen sulfide emission control for wastewater treatment plants. It’s common knowledge that industrial and municipal wastewater treatment…
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Ecosorb at Work
September 13, 2016

Helping Laurel Asphalt to Fight Foul Odors and Be Good Neighbors

One of the unavoidable byproducts of the asphalt production process is a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons, mercaptans, hydrogen sulfide, and heat, which may cause a unique mixture of foul odors. When this happens, many asphalt producers have to contend with neighboring residents – often homes…
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Ecosorb at Work
August 22, 2016

A Chilean Wastewater Treatment Plant Combats Odors and Keeps Neighbors Happy

The climate in Northern Chile can fluctuate between very warm and cooler temperatures. As a result, for wastewater treatment plants in the region, there is the ongoing challenge of foul odors making their way towards neighboring residences – especially during the hotter months. For the…
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Ecosorb at Work
July 18, 2016

WaterWorld Magazine: OMI Industries Helps Colorado Springs Utilities Be a Good Neighbor

In the wastewater treatment arena, being fully productive while also combating odors can be a major challenge – especially when it comes to dealing with potential complaints from neighboring residents and businesses. The Colorado Springs Utilities faced this exact scenario with its Las Vegas Street…
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Ecosorb at Work
June 21, 2016

Q&A: OMI’s Dr. Laura Haupert Discusses Eco-Friendly Odor Solutions for Landfills

The waste management arena is continually challenged when it comes to fighting odors, which often become a major nuance for neighbors. Landfills all throughout the U.S. also have to contend with finding the right odor-abatement solutions that are both effective, and safe for employees and…
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Events and Tradeshows
June 8, 2016

“Clearing the Air” News Round Up: Eco-Friendly Odor Control at Landfills; WasteExpo 2016 News Update; and Water Resources Bill

Welcome to the “Clearing the Air” News Round Up post from OMI Industries. We have compiled the latest industrial odor control news stories for your reference, arming you with the right information to keep your facilities odor-free. If you have any news that you would…
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Ecosorb at Work
April 27, 2016

Foul Odors Eliminated Naturally at Food-Processing Plant

In today’s era of sustainability and recycling, there are many new efforts to reclaim leftover food scraps and convert them into natural liquid fertilizers. These efforts expand beyond consumer composting, and are being implemented on an industrial scale. But there are consequences, albeit unintended, to…
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Ecosorb at Work
February 17, 2016

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Odor Management for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Today’s wastewater treatment facilities deal with numerous odor challenges. From pump stations to head works, primary clarifiers, digesters, lagoons and sludge handling areas, foul odors come from a wide-variety of sources and can be difficult to fully address. In addition, everything from hydrogen sulfide to…
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Ecosorb at Work
February 9, 2016

Wheaton Sanitation District Odor Problems Solved

It used to be that wastewater treatment facilities were located far from homes, restaurants, businesses and parks. However, urban sprawl in many cities has changed this landscape, and many treatment plants now exist in heavily populated areas. As was recently highlighted in this Water &…
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Ecosorb at Work
February 4, 2016

Neutralizing Asphalt Plant Odor

The production of hot mix paving asphalt generates odors that can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees and neighbors alike. Controlling and abating these odors is a challenge. One particular plant located in a rural area of North Carolina, with a community of…
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