Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental
versão impressa ISSN 1413-4152
CHERNICHARO, Carlos Augusto de Lemos; STUETZ, Richard Michael; SOUZA, Cláudio Leite e MELO, Gilberto Caldeira Bandeira de. Alternatives for the control of odorous emissions in anaerobic reactors treating domestic wastewater. Eng. Sanit. Ambient. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.3, pp. 229-236. ISSN 1413-4152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-41522010000300005.
This technical note aims at consolidating the main characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the methods usually applied to the control of odorous emissions, with a critical analysis upon the applicability of each method to the treatment of odours in treatment plants of domestic wastewater. It was verified that several methods are sophisticated, present high cost, and are often non-applicable to the treatment of odour emissions from anaerobic reactors treating domestic wastewater. The qualitative analysis of the various methods points out that direct combustion and biochemical processes gather more advantages for the treatment of waste gases produced in anaerobic reactors.
Palavras-chave : odour control; anaerobic reactors; hydrogen sulfide; wastewater treatment.