New System: Richmond Street WWPS Odour Treatment Plant

OdaTech recently completed installation of an odour control system in Cannington, WA.  While currently a retail & industrial area, it is earmarked for future housing development and it was determined by the Water Corporation that the current odour issues would not be acceptable once these developments were completed.

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The new odour control plant at Richmond Street Waste Water Pump Station

The system, which is similar to the one installed in 2015 for Flora Street WWPS, consists of six biofilters operating in a paralell 3×2 arrangement to ensure 99%+ removal, with a backup activated carbon polishing filter, to be used during infrequent system maintenance to ensure that there is no interruption in treatment.

New System – Mandurah Terrace WWPS

OdaTech recently completed installation of an odour control system for Mandurah Terrace Wastewater Pump Station, in the heart of Mandurah, Western Australia.  The site had been an ongoing issue as it is in the middle of a pedestrian retail and dining precinct and odours from the pump station had been causing complaints from local businesses.

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City of Mandurah’s preference was for the entire pump station to be relocated to a nearby site, at a cost of many millions of dollars.  Instead, OdaTech were tasked with designing and installing a system which would effectively treat odours, stop complaints and not compromise the aesthetic appeal and easy pedestrian access of the area.  The installed system was a 6-unit OdaVent MHV system in a two-stage arrangement to treat up to 300m3/h of foul air ventilated from the pump station.  The biofilters themselves are entirely concealed underground, with only the control cubicle, fan and vent stack above ground, and are located some distance away with existing pump station control cabinets.

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Since the system was installed in June 2016, no further odour complaints have been received from residents or local businesses, and performance testing shows better than 99% removal and treatment of odourous hydrogen sulphide gas.

Griffith City Council Wastewater Reclamation Plant Odour Control System

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OdaTech recently completed installation of an odour control system to extract and treat foul air from the inlet works at the Griffith City Council Wastewater Reclamation Plant.  A full design, supply, install and commission contract was awarded through tender and OdaTech’s system is sized to treat up to 3000m3/h of foul air in a two-stage biofiltration process with backup activated carbon filter.

In addition to the system itself, all air extraction ductwork was designed and installed by OdaTech to ensure that all possible odour sources in the inlet works were adequately ventilated.

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.

 

OdaTech visiting AWA and WIOA exhibitions in March 2015

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OdaTech will have displays at two exhibitions in New South Wales this March, showcasing our above and below-ground odour control and corrosion products.  We will be present at:

  • Australian Water Association Water Innovation Forum Sydney

    • 18th & 19th March 2015
    • Royal Randwick Sydney
  • 9th Annual WIOA NSW Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition – Orange NSW
    • 25th & 26th March 2015
    • PCYC, 2-10 Seymour Street, Orange NSW

We look forward to seeing you there.

OdaTech wins big at Belmont Small Business Awards

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This past weekend OdaTech attended the 2014 Belmont Small Business Awards, awarded by the Belmont Enterprise Centre Inc. – and came away with their top award – Most Innovative Enterprise.  In addition, OdaTech was inducted into the Hall of Fame as it was the fourth award we have received, after winning the same award in 2007, and winning the Environment Award in 2008 and 2010.  We are very appreciative of the support we have received from Belmont Business Enterprise Centre, and the recognition of our continued growth and success in the odour control market.

New OdaTech Pump Station Odour Control System Installations

In the last six months, OdaTech has installed several new odour control systems in Western Australia.  Three were retrofitted to existing waste water pump stations to deal with odour complaints from nearby residents, and one was installed as part of the installation of a new wastewater pump station in a rapidly expanding suburb in Perth’s north.

Wanjeep Street Wastewater Pump Station, Mandurah

The existing infrastructure at Wanjeep Street Wastewater Pump Station was not well sealed, and as a result odorous gasses were leaking out of the system and irritating nearby residents.  Rather than undergoing a costly refurbishment to completely seal the pump station, Water Corporation (WA) elected to install an OdaTech odour control system.  The ventilated nature of the system means that the lids to the existing infrastructure do not need to be sealed, and the system was designed with a capacity of 900m3/h of foul air – enough to fully treat foul air from the planned upgrades to the pump station in the future.
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Armanta Road Wastewater Pump Station, Bunbury

Armanta Road wastewater pump station is only a small one, however it is located within metres of nearby resident’s homes.  The leak of foul air was so strong that it made even going outside at the wrong time of day unpleasant, and drew many complaints for nearby residents.  OdaTech installed an appropriately sized system – able to treat 150m3/h of foul air, which has been very successful – testing during commissioning showed that the system removed 100% of hydrogen sulphide gas – no H2S was reported post-treatment during an entire week of testing.

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Clubhouse Drive Wastewater Pump Station, Dunsborough

Clubhouse Drive is appropriately named as the pump station is located on the golf course. It is also located next to a new housing development, and the odour leakage from the existing pump station was drawing complaints from both residents and golfers.  OdaTech’s system – designed to treat 600 cubic metres of foul air each hour – has completely solved the odour issues in the area.

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Morwell Street Wastewater Pump Station, Yanchep

Yanchep is a rapidly expanding area north of Perth, and the Water Corporation is installing new infrastructure in order to keep up with demand.  As a part of a new wastewater pump station installation in the area, six small underground OdaTech OdaVent odour control units were installed into the driveway under completely trafficable lids.  As the driveway is a necessary feature for the pump station, the odour control system does not create any addition to site footprint, and future odour complaints are completely avoided.

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Upcoming OdaTech Exhibition Appearances

OdaTech is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the following interstate conferences in 2014:

  • 8th Annual WIOA NSW Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition – Orange NSW
    • 2nd & 3rd April 2014
    • PCYC, 2-10 Seymour Street, Orange NSW
  • 39th Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition – Logan Qld
    • 4th & 5th June 2014
    • Logan Metro Sports Centre, 357 Browns Plains Rd, Crestmeade QLD
  • ENVIRO14 Environmental Expo  Adelaide SA
    • 17-19 September 2014
    • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

We look forward to seeing you there.