Fugitive odors arising from municipal wastewater plants and industrial operations plants have become problematic as commercial and residential development encroaches on the odor-generating sources. As a result, municipalities are increasingly placing regulations and restrictions on these operations and a new demand for odor control technologies has developed. The odors, comprised primarily of hydrogen sulfide and related reduced sulfur compounds, occur in a number of industries spanning petrochemical, industrial chemical, and livestock operations.
Activated carbon has been proven to be effective as a source-point treatment method and in conjunction with other chemical and biological treatment technologies. Biological treatment methods are designed to utilize biomass (algae and bacteria) to consume sulfur-based odor compounds. The treatment vessels utilize a porous support medium for bacterial growth and activated carbon is well suited for this application for biological support and adsorption of poorly assimilated compounds.
With the number of treatment options available and the need to integrate the technology into existing operations, it is advantageous to partner with individuals possessing an understanding of the technologies being considered. A single company with experts in different technologies streamlines the process and reduces delays in dealing with multiple OEMs.
The best renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in a wide variety of bioeconomy specialties, including odor control experts in the wastewater industry. They should also have experts in renewable fuels, renewable chemicals, feedstocks, biotechnologies, bioproducts, and all areas of sustainability, synthetic biology, emerging technologies, and waste management. They should be able to provide clients with expertise for projects and be available as expert witnesses in matters within the bioeconomy.
With over 150 experts worldwide, Lee Enterprises Consulting has experts in many specific clean and renewable areas, including anaerobic digestion, fermentation, biomass, conversion technologies for things like tires and railroad ties, organic synthesis, fuel additives, ethanol gas, biodiesel fuel including algae biofuels, solid-state and industrial fermentation, green energy grants, ag-biotech, agricultural waste, alcohol fuels, alternative proteins and animal-free products, sustainable foods, beverage fermentation, biocatalysis, biodiesel conversion, biogas production, biomass power, carbon intensity, co2 utilization, combined heat & power, Fischer-Tropsch technology, food waste, hydrothermal carbonization, industrial enzymes, landfill management, microbial fermentation, organic synthesis, plastic pyrolysis, plastic recycling, plastic waste, pyrolysis oil, reactor design, renewable identification number, the Renewable Fuel Standard (rfs2), solid recovered fuels, torrefaction and torrefied biomass, waste to energy, and waste-to-hydrogen. This is a multidisciplinary group of green energy consultants that is a virtual “one-stop shop” for any client need and handles projects of all types and sizes.
Look at our experts and the services we provide. Most of our experts are also available to advise and serve as expert witnesses in bioeconomy litigation matters. For the larger projects, we specialize in putting together full-service, interdisciplinary teams with one point of contact. See a video about LEC here. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.