Most people are familiar with the fresh, clean smell of ozone. This powerful disinfectant is commonly used in households and hospitals to kill bacteria and viruses. What you may not know is that ozone can also be used to control industrial odors. In this post, we’ll discuss how ozone works to eliminate unpleasant smells and some of the benefits of using it for odor control. Stay tuned for more information on how ozone can help improve your workplace safety and productivity!

Its efficacy against smells in industrial settings is, of course, well-known. It’s well-known that ozone can be used to eliminate odors from fires, smoke, pets, and a variety of home issues. Ozone’s effectiveness against smells in industrial applications isn’t as widely known!

Many smelly businesses have been located in rural areas where the scent of within a short distance was not an issue. However, as urban regions continue to grow and encroach upon these rural towns, existing odors are noxious to the new inhabitants. 

Odor problem in Commercial Sector

There are many commercial and industrial sites that use various materials, which can release odors that become a problem for the site’s workers and surrounding community. The first step in addressing an odor problem is to identify its source. Once the source is identified, there are a number of odorous abatement options that can be employed, depending on the specific circumstances.

For example, if the odor-causing material is stored indoors, it may be possible to enclose the storage area or install ventilation systems that will help to dilute or remove the odor. If the material is produced by a manufacturing process, it may be possible to modify the process to reduce or eliminate the odor.

In some cases, it may also be possible to treat the odor-causing material itself, for example by using the ozone generator that break down the odor-causing compounds.

By taking these steps, commercial and industrial sites can successfully address their odor problems and create a safer and more pleasant environment for their workers and the surrounding community.

Threat of Fine / Litigation

If your company is facing fines or legal action owing to bad odor situations, installing an efficient ozone system may help decrease the severity of the problem.

Ozone is an effective method for reducing or eliminating odors created by industrial processes. When properly implemented, it can lead to a reduction in neighbor complaints and a better work environment.

Ozone Advantages

  • Ozone has a fast reaction
  • No Harmful by-products (Ozone is a green technology)
  • Ozone is safe
  • Automated operation
  • Improved Air Quality and Work Environment

Applications for Industrial Odor Control with Ozone

  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Lift Stations
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Food Storage Warehouses
  • Restaurant Cooking Odors
  • Methane Digesters
  • Lagoons
  • Livestock Barns and Confinements
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Reduction

Bottom Line

Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that can be used to control industrial odors. It is effective at destroying odor molecules and leaves no residue.

There are several ways to apply ozone for industrial odor control: gas phase, liquid phase, or contact chamber systems.  Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages.  The best way to determine which method of ozone application will work best for your facility is through a pilot study.