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Lift Station Odor Control Solutions

When it comes to lift station odor control, In-Pipe offers a variety of solutions for both odor control and for wastewater lift stations. There a few lift station odor control options available - the top solution being our IPT-AOP-16 Advanced Oxidation Process System for Lift Stations. This is truly a great options because it requires no chemicals, needs only a small footprint, and uses minimal electrical power.

When it comes to assessing the best possible option, there are two major ideas behind lift station odor control - one of which refers to the "passive" and the second as "chemical feed system." These two concepts aren't just a combination of two different technologies, they actually represent two different ways of managing wastewater and lift station odor control solutions.


While odor from wastewater is one problem; odorous gases are just one symptom of many other problems that can result from wastewater becoming septic. When considering lift station odor control solutions, passive odor control focuses on eliminating any odor particles that escape from the lift station.


Chemical fed systems inject chemicals into the lift station in order to stop the sewage turning septic and causing unpleasant odors. These two approaches are different because passive odor control doesn't prevent wastewater from becoming septic. It only treats the symptoms.


Septic wastewater can cause many problems and requires lift station odor control solutions, without it, the bacteria in wastewater that has become septic will produce more hydrogen sulfide and ammonia from the sewage, as well as other odorous substances.


These chemicals can cause unpleasant odors and are also corrosive and flammable. It can also be very expensive to treat, as these chemicals are not eliminated by passive odor control. Chemical feed systems will use any of a variety of chemicals to stop stagnant wastewater from becoming septic at a lift station.


This method eliminates off-gassing, and also eliminates the difficulty of pumping out and treating septic waste. Although chemical feed systems are more expensive to install and more costly than passive odor control systems for initial design, they will usually be more costly over the lifetime of a lift station in terms of maintenance and treatment costs.


Our lift station odor control solution actually oxidizes hydrogen sulfide outside of the lift station environment in order to scrub odors before emission to ambient air and to prevent corrosion of the existing infrastructure.

Depending on a facility's capabilities and any applicable design standards, this will often determine the choice between a passive or chemical odor control system as a potential lift station odor control solution. It is possible to understand the differences between these two and implement a successful lift station, or wastewater collection system.

In-Pipe Technology believes that a science based lift station odor control solution is best. When wastewater stagnates, it becomes septic. This is when it becomes an odor problem. When wastewater is pumped quickly, it is constantly moving and there are very few odorous gases. This option will provide the best cost-effective lift station odor control solution to eliminating odors.


This approach will require more pump starts, but modern pump maintenance can be much more affordable than managing septic wastewater and an entire odor control system. The IPTC(OH-) requires only 120V power and can be installed in a small space, typically less than 25% of the footprint of biological scrubber devices and with 50% of the power requirements. Reach out to chat about getting set up with a consult with one of our experts.

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