Bord na Mona Installs 600th Biological Odor Control Solution

May 13, 2010
Company calls it milestone for the environment

Calling it a milestone for the industry as well as for the communities the systems serve, Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc. announced that the company had recently completed installation of a series of odor control system solutions at sites throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. In the process of doing so, according to Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc. president, Shane Keaney, the company had reached its 600 installation milestone.

“The achievement of this historic milestone is a testament to the readiness to embrace environmentally advanced and sustainable biological odor control treatment solutions on a large scale basis,” Keaney said. “Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe are ahead of the United States in adopting biological solutions but we believe that this situation is changing quickly and dramatically as the significant benefits of biological treatment are being recognized by American customers.”

According to Keaney, recent overseas developments include the rollout of the company’s MONASHELL technology for major wastewater treatment plants in Europe, including SIAAP, Acheres in Paris; Bransands, Northumbrian Water in the U.K.; and the Monza Wastewater Treatment Facility in Italy. In addition, three Bord na Mona MONASHELL units were installed on the roof of a large pumping station (North Point) in Hong Kong. The company has also recently finished installation of a significant contract with Corus (British Steel) in the U.K. using this technology to treat VOC emissions from their painting/coating process.

The MONAFIL process uses a naturally occurring, highly stable media, which can be installed to 3 meters in height and has typical life spans of five to eight years. It is particularly suited to the treatment of air from solid waste composting and MBT processes. This patented MONAFIL technology is currently treating more than 1,500,000 cfm of air from large composting installations all over Italy, including four installations in Rome (Malagrotto, Viterbo, Albano and Ama).

“Odor emitted from wastewater treatment processes is increasingly a concern as populations grow and housing encroaches upon once remote treatment facilities,” Keaney said. “Odor is more than unpleasant. It derives from sulfurous compounds that can raise acidity and cause corrosion. Our MONASHELL Biofiltration System is a sustainable, low maintenance and low operating cost alternative to traditional carbon or chemical scrubbing. The reuse of waste shells as media maintains a neutral pH, allowing for highly effective biological treatment of odorous reduced sulfur compounds in wastewater and industrial airstreams without the use of chemicals or nutrient addition.”

Source: Bord na Mona

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