Keep Hydrogen Sulfide Odor In Solution
Why develop ODO-SOL?
Issues with hydrogen sulfide can be difficult to treat, especially when the retention time of the wastewater in the collection system is days long instead of hours. Aulick recognized that with the expansion of the wastewater collection system (more info below), retention time issues were also increasing.
The solution is in the name.
ODO-SOL keeps hydrogen sulfide odor in solution. As long as it remains in solution:
- the odor will not be emitted
- sulfuric acid will not be produced
- corrosion will not occur
New Development and the Ever Expanding Collection System
As new developments continue to rise, so too does the need for wastewater treatment and the removal of hydrogen sulfide odor and corrosion.
The issue with the hydrogen sulfide is not in the wastewater itself, it’s in the air.
A serious problem with hydrogen sulfide is corrosion. No one wants corrosion issues affecting community infrastructure. When monitoring corrosion in the wastewater collection system, it’s understood that it exists above the water line and never below it, even though hydrogen sulfide exists in both air and water. This can be seen in wet wells, headworks, and on the pipe walls of force mains or in gravity sewer systems.
When Can Corrosion Occur?
Corrosion occurs when hydrogen sulfide becomes airborne. A bacteria known as a thiobacillus bacteria will consume the hydrogen sulfide and release it as sulfuric acid. In a wet well or headworks, the acid condensate will run down the walls, and in a collection system pipe, the sulfuric acid will concentrate as droplets at the crown of the pipe.
ODO-SOL Feed Locations
- Industrial Pretreatment
- Collection System Lift Stations
- Sludge Holding Tanks