Yorkshire Water Smells

New odour control unit being tested

£3.5m Odour Control Unit - construction complete

THE LATEST PHOTO from Yorkshire Water shows the newly constructed £3.5m Odour Control Unit at Saltend. Trials of the new unit are now taking place to ensure that everything is working as expected.

Richard Sears, the Water Company’s community engagement manager, said “We’re delighted to now be in position where we’re testing the new odour control unit at the site ahead of schedule, with a view to having it up and running by the beginning of December. “

The firm installing the unit are engineering specialists Morgan Sindall. It believes that the unit will help to reduce odours from the site and early test results support this belief with no hydrogen sulphide being detected from the chimney. Hydrogen sulphide is the gas that gives off the familiar ‘rotten egg’ smell.

The new unit takes air from the sludge processing part of the site – typically the source of most smells – and treats it using Turkish pumice stone infused with odour-eating bacteria.

In addition to the new unit, Yorkshire Water says that it is closely monitoring daily processes with industry experts and leading scientists.

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