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New weapons for fighting odour in long forcemains

Insights and Resources, Wastewater

by Paul Eybergen, County of Oxford, and Ken Campbell, P. Eng., R.V. Anderson Associates Limited


When design started on the new Embro, Ontario sewage pumping station and forcemain, everyone knew controlling odours was going to be a fight. There are two key ingredients to successfully managing tough odour control challenges. The first is to recognize the challenge and include as many “tools” as possible for the operator to use. The second is a system operator who takes on the challenge and spends time to monitor the odour situation, determining how to make use of all the tools provided in the most efficient manner.

Published in the Summer 2013 issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine.