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Re: Odor Prevention at Lift Stations

Pio Lombardo, P.E. writes:
> One of the effective ways of addressing odors in wastewater pump stations is
> the use of biofilters.  The vented (venting is required for safety reasons, in
> particular for protecting personnel entry) gases are passed thru a soil-type
> of filter that removes/treats the odorous compounds in the gases.  System is
> effective, simple, "natural" and relatively inexpensive.
> Lombardo Associates, Inc.
> 49 Edge Hill Road
> Newton, MA  02467
> tel: 617-964-2924
> fax: 617-332-5477
> email:  piolom@aol.com

In Vermont, we have used biofilters at a wastewater compost 
facility and at an enclosed wastewater sludge holding facility.  Both 
systems are now functioning quite well.  Although, we did have 
some initial problems at the compost facility.  All in all, I would 
highly recommend them.  

Judy Mirro

           Judy Mirro, Compliance Assistance Engineer
           VT ANR/DEC/Environmental Assistance Division
           Small Business Compliance Assistance Program
           103 South Main St./Waterbury/VT/05671-0411
           phone   802-241-3745      fax   802-241-3273
           e-mail  judym@dec.anr.state.vt.us