Designing and implementing new equipment

for odors abatement

We design and implement technologies for the improvement of air quality, also abating organic and chemical malodorous emissions.

Our range of equipment goes from single abatement systems (osmogenic barriers, dry or wet filters) up to "multiple steps" treatments designed to associate various processes into a synergy.

To design new equipment, we are in a position to offer a complete service: we start with a thorough survey on site, we analyze various critical aspects (also of a bureaucratic type), we perform analyses and samplings and then we design, implement and test the new odors abatement equipment.

We finally guarantee assistance and after-sale maintenance.

What is odors abatement equipment used for?

By odors abatement, in the world of chemistry, we intend the cleaning treatment of gaseous effluents produced during industrial processes, taking place before they are released in the atmosphere.

From a practical point of view, the reduction of odorous emissions may occur through two different methods:

  • At the very source, by determining emission processes that may be optimized to allow for a significant reduction of the impact on the environment, according to a “clean technology” rationale;
  • At the emission level, by analyzing chemical and physical characteristics of the effluents, in order to figure out the optimal technological abatement solutions (“end of pipes technologies”), both in terms of management and performances.

Labiotest is in a position to supply a service right to the point in both cases, whether at the source or at the level of emissions.

Designing and implementing a new equipment

To solve odors problems, we design and implement abatement equipment to eliminate or reduce the presence of polluting particles, bring outlet parameters of gaseous effluents back to limits prescribed by norms in force regarding emissions in the atmosphere.

Our equipment eliminates or neutralizes malodorous molecules in a chemical-physical way in order to bring the environment to a condition of olfactometric neutrality.

A properly sized equipment also allows for an odors abatement efficiency of 90%.

Tailor-made Labiotest service

1. Technical survey on site

At this stage of the project, before any design can take place, our specialized technicians visit the site where the equipment is supposed to be implemented, in order to define the actual situation.

The purpose is to collect all the necessary data to define the most adequate technology considering the situation in which to operate, in order to maximize opportunities and minimize the impact of possible unforeseen events.

2. Analysis of emissions to be treated

To guarantee a complete service, it is essential to define the specific odor problem in details. This is the reason why we perform specific samplings in order to analyze the emissions that cause the presence of odor.

The characterization of emissions foresees the collection of chemical-physical data and their examination, taking into account the environment in which they are released in view of possible authorizations / limitations.

The analysis activity ends with olfactometric samplings (according to the standard UNI EN 13725: 2022) that allow measuring “the intensity” of the olfactometric nuisance in an objective way.

3. Possible test with pilot equipment

In the most complex cases, a test period becomes necessary. A pilot equipment is thus proposed to reconstruct on a smaller scale the abatement technologies to be offered in order to find the most adequate solution according to the type of application. This makes it possible to work on site in order to optimize what will become the final equipment.

Through this experimentation, additionally to olfactometric tests and chemical analyses scheduled during design, it is possible to verify the equipment efficiency and possibly implement it to reach the targeted purposes.

At the end of experiments, a detailed technical report is issued to describe the most adequate technological solution.

4. Design and implementation

After having analyzed all the available data, our technicians define the most suitable solution considering the specific conditions, then set up the equipment according to the best available technologies, using a consolidated supply chain, and schedule the various activities to be foreseen.

5. Installation and start-up

Our technicians directly set up and start the equipment. Precision and adaptability permit Labiotest to deal with the most critical conditions.

The testing phase allows delivering the equipment in perfect conditions ready to operate, set up to guarantee the best performances and required efficiencies.