What are some of the design criteria for odor control design in lift stations?


Odor control has many factors that come into consideration for design. According to Dr. Giancarlo Riva and Anthony Sacco in their article Sewage and Wastewater Odor Control “ Some significant factors in designing odor control systems are: type of odor, odor concentration, temperature, specific ozone dose, contact chamber retention time, waste water acceptability criteria and type of scrubbing (odor control) system”. In lift station odor control other design factors include: wet well size, storage capacity, and the amount of influent water usually expressed in gallons per minute. It is important to keep in mind they type of odor control and the mechanical and electrical aspects involved in order to run the odor control system to be sure it fits on site. This can be especially important when trying to integrate the odor control system into a control building or shelter. The designer must be sure that the odor control system fits into the site as specified by the client (ie is a chemical odor control tank housed inside or outside of the control building). Romtec Utilities can assist in this design and can ensure all aspects of the lift station design, including odor control, fit within the site and/or control building/shelter.