Questions we hear most often about scrubber operation
Many odors, including those that are formally regulated, “nuisance” odors, are detectable below 1 ppm. Therefore, an odor control scrubber that warrants a mass reduction to below 1.0 ppmv is needed.
The volume of gas that can be accommodated by a single stage odor scrubber assembly is between 25 scfm (6" Ø to 75,000 scfm (15' Ø cfm.)
Yes, the Tri-Mer odor scrubber system can simultaneously reduce N/S based odors and other industrial corrosives, both alkali and acid-based.
Tri-Mer odor control scrubbers are unaffected by dirty gas streams containing submicron and larger particulate, and various inorganic scrubber compounds in addition to the primary odor constituent.
Tri-Mer odor scrubber technology uses very little water and yields a clean stack under all loading conditions. Water use is always dependent on the inlet load and contaminant, salt generation and, most importantly, the heat generated from the first two items. Knowing the inlet load in lbs./hr. or ppmv on a consistent basis, will help with the ratio of purge water to waste chemical.
If chosen properly, packing media minimizes the design size of the odor scrubber. Media also influences scrubber efficiency: if it provides maximum surface contact between the gas and the scrubbing liquid, as is the case with Tri-Mer’s Tri-Packs packing media, it facilitates continuous formation of droplets throughout the packed bed. This is what allows scrubbing efficiency to be high and operation costs to be kept low.
Yes – if the media is engineered for superior wetting, it will help maintain liquid distribution throughout the packed bed, which enhances scrubber efficiency.
No, some odor scrubber packing won’t clog under any operating conditions, because it has no flat surfaces or minute openings to harbor particulate. This particular design also prevents compression interlock, a common phenomena which decreases the operating efficiency of the odor control scrubber.
Tri-Mer OC systems are flexible. If there is an impending process modification, Tri-Mer engineers will access the new input data to determine the feasibility of existing equipment. Often, a modification in srubber operation such as chemical feed or liquid flow rate is all that is needed.