Deodorizing products for odor abatement in industrial plants

Deodorizing products are an effective solution to the problem of nuisance odors in industrial plants, especially when associated with suitable distribution systems.

Deodorizing products play an essential role in managing odorigenic emissions, especially in settings such as waste treatment plants where the presence of unwanted volatile compounds can cause significant osmogenic disturbances.

In this article, we will examine the exact nature of deodorizing products, their purpose, and see how they work, when and how to use them, with a special focus on their application in the field of industry.

What are deodorizing products

Deodorizing products are specific certified products, free of pollutants, absolutely harmless in terms of chemical and biological risk and with practically no environmental impact. They are designed to neutralize rather than mask unpleasant odors; the mechanism of action is not based on a chemical reaction, but on an actual air cleaning action very similar in some respects to the better-known wet cleaning process, capable of guaranteeing efficiencies of odor concentration reduction higher than 70 percent.

They are formulated with ingredients that can react with the compounds at the origin of odors, in order to make them less relevant or even eliminate them. These products come in a liquid form and offer a given range of options for various applications.

They are characterized by their composition based on aromatic esters deriving from plants, surfactants, and essential oils. They are biodegradable, and harmless to humans and the environment.t.

What are they used for?

The main purpose of deodorizing products is to reduce or eliminate odors by actively contributing to the neutralization of odorigenic substances.

In industrial facilities such as waste treatment plants, chemical and food industries, foundries, etc., the need to control and mitigate odors is essential to minimize discomfort to nearby residents and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.


Deodorizing products act in various ways. They contain neutralizing agents that physically react with odor molecules, so that human sense of smell cannot detect them. Some products combine a fragrance note to yield a pleasant perception


Deodorizing products are used when the presence of odors becomes a significant problem. In the context of facilities, regular use of these products helps to maintain a healthier and more pleasant environment.


The application of deodorizing products depends on their form and specific environmental requirements. Liquids are distributed in the air surrounding the source of odor emission. It is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions in the data sheets to ensure proper and effective application.

The application of deodorizing products depends on environmental conditions and the specific facility requirements.

Application in industrial sectors

Deodorizing products are the most effective and natural solution to industrial problems, waste treatment, sewage plant management, sludge handling, etc..

They should be used in together with our osmogenic barriers for a better odor abatement efficiency. Osmogenic barriers workswork on the strategic diffusion of products to eliminate malodorous emissions. The synergy between plants and products can offer a complete and integrated solution to more effectively address odor issues in various environments more effectively, such as industrial facilities or waste management plants, as we did in this case in Spain.

Advantages of the osmogenic barrier

Unwanted odors in industrial environments become a significant challenge, requiring advanced solutions to ensure the well-being of workers and maintain positive relationships with the surrounding community.

The use of deodorizing products associated with distribution systems (osmogenic barrier) offers many advantages and a comprehensive solution to deal with smells effectively.

  • High deodorizing yield: the osmogenic barrier makes malodorous molecules no longer osmogenically active. This gets over the limitations of some traditional deodorizers, providing a quick neutralizing effect over 60-70%..
  • Control of breathable emissions: prevents thebreathable chemicals into the environment, reducing risks to human health.
  • No production of hazardous by-products: no use of substances that react chemically, producing more dangerous by-products than the original malodorous substances.
  • Stability and biodegradability: osmogenic barrier components do not oxidize easily and maintain their effectiveness for a long time. In addition, being classified as biodegradable, they contribute ecologically.
  • No restoration of malodorous molecules: using the hydrophobic segregation technique, there is no risk of restoring original malodorous molecules.
  • Moisture stability: unlike many traditional deodorizers, osmogenic barrier components maintain effectiveness even with moisture.
  • Limited photo-reactivity: the components are not particularly photo-reactive, ensuring constant action regardless of visible and ultraviolet solar radiation.
  • Optimal dilution indicators: present terpene extracts and essential oils act as olfactometric indicators to ensure optimal distribution of the deodorizing product.

Distribution systems of deodorizing products

The effectiveness of the osmogenic barrier depends on its proper design, including distribution of deodorizing products. Here are some key points to consider.

In micronization, the smaller the particles of solution that we are going to put into the atmosphere, the greater the surface area of contact with smelly molecules and the better the result, as a consequence. Same condition with regard to evaporation conditions. In summer and winter, for example, we must ensure the same volatility, and therefore we must take appropriate action on the contact temperature between the air stream and the products.

Strategic diffusion
It is essential to place all diffusers, whether misting, spraying, or evaporating, in such a way that they adequately "cover" the entire problem site. In the case of improper placement, all the potential that the products have could be thwarted.

Activity times

Deodorizing products must have real contact with malodorous molecules, considering air speed and activating diffusers at preset times.

In order to do so, it is essential to carefully evaluate the area where this contact must take place: if micronization is to take place inside a chimney, it is important to know the speed at which the air transits through it. The number and flow rate of diffusers or injectors will be decided consequently.

Our products, since they are not covering or scenting, must be distributed in adequate quantities, without exceeding, in order to allow adequate economy of the system. To this purpose, it is essential that our equipment be activated at set times, paying attention to the fact of diversifying them according to climatic conditions (e.g., between indoor and outdoor or with high or low temperatures).

Deodorizing products: solution for industrial odors

Careful use of deodorizing products is an effective solution to the problem of nuisance odors in industrial facilities, promoting significant improvement in air quality and ensuring compliance with current environmental regulations. The key to success lies in the careful selection and application of such products, carefully considering specific environmental requirements.

The synergistic integration of deodorizing products with suitable distribution systems is an advanced and comprehensive approach, necessary to deal with unwanted odors in industrial environments in an efficient way, promoting optimal environmental conditions and a positive impact on the surrounding community.