Odor control in industrial emission treatment

Companies are increasingly confronted with complaints about odor nuisance. In our densely populated areas, odor control is a must. We offer tailor-made solutions for your odor problem.

A standard solution for industrial odor control does not exist. Reducing industrial odor emissions to zero is not obvious. Fortunately, there are various economically and technically feasible solutions

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Task, an experienced partner in odor control

When it comes to odor control, it is extremely important to choose for a well designed and technically sound solution. Quickly installing a scrubber or filter will – just like the use of odor masking products – seldom give good results.

Task is an experienced partner who always looks at the problem in depth and offers you a solution which ensures an efficient odor control. A solution tailored to your company, perfectly integrated in your production process. 

One way to tackle odour nuisance is to use alkaline oxidative air scrubbers or alkaline oxidative gas scrubbers. However, which solution is chosen depends entirely on the specific circumstances in each production plant.

Our approach

We proceed in a structured way. The first step is a preliminary study in which the nature and source of the odour nuisance is analyzed. Often it is not even clear who, of a group of companies in an industrial area, is causing the odour nuisance. Therefore it is important not only to find the cause, but also to measure and map the odor nuisance in an objective way. Neutral odor experts can be used for this. There are several possibilities: sniff measurements, olfactometry and/or a chemical analysis (GC-MS).


Next, we propose the appropriate odor control technique. A frequently used solution is the implementation of gas scrubbers for industrial emission treatment. Depending on the compounds present in the gas, different types of scrubbers can be used (chemical, bio, oxidative, etc).

Pilot installations odour control

Considering the complexity of odour control, in some cases it is recommended to do tests with a pilot installation. During the test period, sampling can take place and adjustments can be made if necessary. Such a pilot scrubber gives both the customer and ourselves the guarantee to obtain the best results. You can rent pilot installations at Task, please contact us to discuss the possibilities! 

Heat recuperation linked to air scrubbers

Most types of air scrubbers can be optionally equipped with a heat recovery system. The recovered heat can be used to heat process waters (see also heat exchangers). Such a heat recovery system allows considerable savings on energy costs. At the current energy cost it would be a pity to let your generated energy go to waste. Of course, we also realize this adaptation for an existing air scrubbing installation. 


An overview of some of our projects can be found below. A click on the photos gives access to the project description and the complete photo series.