Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Odor and corrosion control stemming from hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas is one of the most time consuming, resource demanding and energy intensive components of operating a wastewater treatment facility. Are complaints from employees or those in surrounding communities becoming more frequent and impacting your ability to operate effectively? Are costly component replacement from excessive corrosion hurting your bottom line? Plasma Air can help.

For many industrial facilities like wastewater treatment plants, odors are a fact of life. But they don’t have to be. Plasma Air remediation solutions can eliminate the problem. By providing a solution that distributes ionized air throughout your facility, Plasma Air attacks the odorous gases that cause problems at their source and knocks them out of the air.

Plasma Air System Solutions for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

The application of Plasma Air ionization solutions in wastewater treatment facilities has been particularly effective at reducing H2S levels, the primary contaminant of concern. Unlike traditional scrubber systems which are an "end of pipe" solution utilizing chemicals, biologics or various filtration media to exhaust bad air out of a facility, Plasma Air attacks odors at their source and where they are problematic.

The Plasma Air solution treats air inside the facility, not just the exhaust air. This provides a cleaner, healthier work environment. And because it significantly reduces H2S gas, the problems associated with odors and corrosion inside the building are all but eliminated. End-of-pipe solutions like chemical- and bio-scrubbers don't address the problems inside the facility.

The Plasma Air system is simple to deploy, manage and maintain. All system implementations typically include three components:

How it Works - Plasma Air

Supply Air Scrubber

A custom designed air handler incorporating several ion generators based on the number of air changes required for the facility and the type and concentration of the pollutants present. The Supply Air Scrubber also filters outside air intake, utilizes a custom designed slide out rack for ease of maintenance and a control panel for monitoring ion generator status.

Ionized Air Distribution

The ionized air generated by the Supply Air Scrubber will be distributed around the facility utilizing existing duct systems, or a new distribution system can be incorporated. Exhaust Air Scrubber

A custom designed air handler incorporating several ion generators based on the number of air changes required for the facility, building pressurization requirements, and the type and concentration of the pollutants present. The scrubber mixes exhausted process air with outside air through a custom designed mixing manifold and ionizes the process air a second time performing a final clarification. The Exhaust Air Scrubber also filters outside air, utilizes a custom designed slide out rack for ease of maintenance and a control panel for monitoring ion generator status.

Reactions between the oxygen ions and chemicals present will generally produce inert gases and/or precipitates with little or no negative impact. Plasma Air is a full service vendor providing installation, ongoing maintenance and routine upgrades to the system as required.

Plasma Air provides an effective alternative to traditional odor abatement and pollution control methods for industrial environments, specifically wastewater treatment facilities. Our solutions eliminate the need for chemical-based wet scrubbers or carbon absorption systems that are both capital and maintenance intensive.

  • Provides dramatic reduction of H2S reducing odors and associated corrosion
  • No chemicals, carbon, additives, or hazardous waste disposal.
  • Cleans the air inside the building, providing a healthier environment for workers.
  • Easily retrofitted to existing plants.
  • Scalable from small lift stations to large treatment facilities.

For more information download our wastewater treatment white paper from the Resource Center or contact Plasma Air by clicking here.

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