Project in Brief
- Project Name: Hono'uli'uli Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Location: Honolulu, HI
- Installation Date: May 2019
- Source of Odors: Cake Odor Control Facility
- System Type: Biofilters
- Media Type: Enhanced Cell-Max
- H2S Removal Efficiency: >99%
Three biofilters required outfitting with a complete odor control system, including all media, equipment and accessories.
Parsons RCI, Inc., a local firm working with GES Biotek, upgraded the Biofilters with New York Blower exhaust fans and a Hunter irrigation system controller and spray nozzles. Parsons then filled the Biofilters with Enhanced Cell-Max media, an open-cell, rigid substrate coated with a proprietary formula of nutrients and adsorbents. This helps establish a healthy, thriving ecosystem of fungi and bacterial organisms to treat complex odors, VOCs, and low levels of H2S at 1/4 the weight of comparable engineered media.
A smoke test and full performance test verified that the newly outfitted system was performing to spec. The smoke tests demonstrated uniform airflow distribution throughout the Enhanced Cell-Max media bed on all three of the biofilter cells, which indicates that the air distribution pattern is even throughout the system.
Additional Case Studies
Eastern Municipal Water District, San Jacinto, CA
Enhanced Cell-Max, Crater-Max®
GES Biotek installed a dual-media ecosystem to properly distribute the foul air and remove all complex odors and VOCs.
Woodlands Pump Station, Cary, NC
GES Biotek manufactures engineered nutrient-rich open-cell substrate from recycled glass material that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Headworks Bar Screens Project, Hayward, CA
Biofilter beds were refitted with porous Crater-Max® media, which served as the ecosystem for the microorganism growth.