Where’s the Rotten Egg?
Bioreactions within a collection system generate Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) causing odors. The smell can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees, residents, community leaders, and businesses located near manholes and water treatment facilities.
Although the scent of H2S is a characteristic rotten egg smell, the odor isn’t a dependable indicator of H2S presence or for increasing concentrations of the gas. Yet, you can be assured community-wide complaints increase when H2S is present. H2S monitoring preserves infrastructure and prevents complaints.
Damage from H2S
Over time, exposure to H2S damages sewer system infrastructure leading to shorter asset life and increased replacement cost. Without visibility into the type of bio reactions and/or ambient H2S levels, pipelines succumb to corrosion leading to reduced durability and strength.
Dosing Costs Escalate
Identifying and controlling H2S levels leads to greater efficiency — operators can be more accurate with water treatment dosing, minimizing chemical use.
Identifying and controlling H2S levels leads to greater efficiency and efficacy — operators can be more accurate with water treatment dosing and the decreased exposure of infrastructure assets to H2S leads to longer asset life.
Operators use SmartCover for real-time decision support for advance warning of potential issues. Not only does this make an operator’s job easier, it offers significant public benefits by reducing the possibility of annoying smells wafting through local neighborhoods.