Archives for August 2015

Benowa SPS: Odour treatment for balance tanks & wastewater infrastructure

OdaTech was recently awarded the contract to replace a poorly-performing odour control system in Benowa, Queensland.  The system used an alternative odour control technology and odours were still an issue, so we set about designing a system which would adequately ventilate and treat the foul air from the balance tank which was causing the issues.  The system, consisting four biofilters in a two-stage arrangement was designed to ensure that not only would foul air displaced by liquid inflow would be treated, but also that the head space in the tank would be continually ventilated to reduce the possibility of infrastructure corrosion.

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The odour control system installed at Benowa SPS – with the balance tank from which the foul air is being ventilated and treated in the background

Full design, supply and install was completed by OdaTech (we install systems across Australia) and odour complaints completely ceased after installation was completed.

Press Release: 2014 Belmont Small Business Awards Winner

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As mentioned previously, OdaTech won Most Innovative Enterprise at the Belmont Small Business Awards.  In addition, having won several such awards in the past, we were inducted into the hall of fame.  The press release, supplied to us by the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre, is below:

OdaTech was one of more than 25 Western Australian small businesses awarded in the 21st Belmont Small Business Awards. The winners were showcased at the ‘Night of Stars Event’ Grand Ballroom, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth on October 31st with over 340 attending.  This year’s MC’s were Belmont BEC Patron Louise Percy and Chair Cassie Rowe.  Mayor Cr Phil Marks gave a business update on the City of Belmont and AusIndustry WA Assistant State Manager Julie Mizen presented a message from The Hon Bruce Billson MP, Small Business Minister.

OdaTech won the ‘Most Innovative Award’ in the 2014 Belmont Small Business Awards. OdaTech uses sustainable biotechnology to resolve odour and corrosion problems in a highly efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner.  Their products, the OdaVent series of biofilters have been specifically engineered to overcome issues traditionally associated with biofiltration, such as bed compaction and uneven moisture levels. Their patented design achieves a better-than 99% removal rate. The OdaTech products have been developed and continuously improved in design and adapted for various applications for odour mitigation.

The sponsor of the ‘Most Innovative Award’ was Computer Consultant Professionals. Computer Consultant Professionals is a Belmont based tech support and service company that started in 2001. Last financial year they helped more than 400 companies around Australia. Computer Consultant Professionals can provide you with reliable hardware, software and support needed in your business. The staff at Computer Consultant Professionals are dedicated to providing friendly and helpful service and reliable IT solutions.

Five multi award winning business were also inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Belmont Small Business Awards – including OdaTech. Attendees on the night enjoyed a WA Designer Showcase which was supported by House of Skye, Accesso-ride, Convict Bags, Jonte, Debbie Kelly Millinery and Ingrid Hocking Couture.  Alpha Models showcased their talented development Models with hair styling provided by Pierrots and makeup by SC Make-Up Artistry.  In addition, entertainer Miss Poppy performed on the night.

For further details on all winners of the 21st Belmont Small Business Awards 2014 visit www.belmontbec.com/awards

Beechboro Road Air Valve: underground odour control for air valve pits

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The underground odour control system installed by OdaTech

The Flora Street rising main has several air valves installed along its length.  These are designed to relieve built up air in the pressure main, but can also ventilate odorous gasses which lead to odour complaints.  This particular system is located very close to residential properties in a utility corridor – the neighbouring property’s fence can be seen in the picture.

The installed system is a two-stage system consisting two OdaVent MHV100 units treating air vented from the air valve.  It has no external power requirement and has completely silent operation – similar systems can be installed in street verges or driveways.  The system is designed to be as simple and low maintenance as possible, and requires only quarterly spot checks (<10 minutes) and media life is 3-5 years.   Since the system was installed, no further odour complaints have been received from residents.