A global leader in atomized mist technology has announced the next evolution in odor suppression, introducing a new line of mobile equipment specifically engineered to disperse airborne treatments to manage large areas such as landfills, waste treatment facilities, or any large-scale operation that generates undesirable odor.
The OdorBoss 60G by Dust Control Technology uses a specially engineered mist that distributes odor treatment agents over great distances using water vapor as the delivery vehicle. A powerful fan generates wind movement, propelling the treatment into the air where it can attach to odor vapor. The result is a dramatic reduction in both short- and long-range odor emissions, helping companies remain compliant with environmental regulations and maintain good neighbor relations.
Inspired by the company’s core line of industrial fan-driven dust suppression products, the OB-60G has been designed to deliver a finer mist that is better suited to optimum odor control. “It just made sense,” explained DCT President Laura Stiverson. “We already had these industrial-strength, extremely durable designs that are very effective at suppressing dust. And both dust suppression and odor control are based on similar principles of matching the droplet size to its target. The closer the water droplet size is to the size of the targeted vapor droplets, the more likely there will be a collision between the two, which is the basis for dust and odor management with atomized mist.”
The key for many operations is the versatility of the OB-60G, which can be quickly repositioned on its trailer to accommodate changing work locations or shifting wind patterns. That easy mobility is one of the features setting it apart from other misting systems. The design can also be set for specific oscillation arcs and aimed precisely at odor-causing substrates.
Designing for Odor Control
The system creates an engineered fog comprised of millions of tiny chemically-enhanced droplets as small as 15 microns in diameter (approximately twice the size of a human red blood cell), which is required to effectively distribute the chemical into the air. Delivered by a special open-ended barrel design containing a powerful fan on one end and the Odor X Atomizer nozzle on the other, the device is mounted on a towable roadworthy trailer that is also fitted with a 500-gallon (1893 L) water tank.
Designed to be moved and adjusted with changing conditions by a standard pickup truck or small skid steer, the low-maintenance unit runs for 16 hours on a single tank under normal operating conditions.
When using the OB line of deodorizers, DCT recommends starting with a 100:1 water to chemical ratio and adjusting as necessary, with only 5 gallons (19 L) of concentrated chemical additive needed to cover an 8-hour period, meaning workers only need to fill the tank once per shift at a usage rate of just .5 to .75 gallons of water per minute.