Patent Number: 6,183,708

Title: Enhanced method of using peroxyacid compounds in odor reduction

Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the pretreatment of a plant fluid effluent containing odor compounds including an alkyl mercaptan or an alkyl thiol, an amine compound, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and mixtures thereof by contacting the plant effluent with an atomized aqueous solution comprising a peroxy acid compound. When contacted with the peroxy acid, odor compounds in the effluent are oxidized and converted from the gaseous phase into a chemically modified highly aqueous soluble phase in the aqueous treatment. The use of such a process produces a significant improvement in odor quality index as measured by a conventional process using an expert panel when compared to conventional treatment methods.

Inventors: Hei; Robert D. P. (Baldwin, WI), Bennett; Scott P. (Stillwater, MN), McLaren; Jay H. (Burnsville, MN), Wei; Guang-jong Jason (Mendota Heights, MN), Lokkesmoe; Keith D. (Savage, MN)

Assignee: Ecolab Inc.

International Classification: B01D 53/38 (20060101); B01J 008/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/06/2018