Odor Reduction

 Odor Management

Improve Air Quality for you, your family, employees, neighbors and animals

Odor is the number one complaint about farmers with manure storage systems, companies with organic industrial waste, and municipalities with landfills and lagoons. Failure to remedy the situation or mitigate the problem leads to an escalation of complaints and leaves an individual or corporation open for fines, lawsuits, and other headaches. We can help you.

Our products work to significantly reduce odor and in as little as 24 hours. Temperature, seasons, medications, water, and different types of organic waste all affect the strength and severity of the problem. We can help you address those factors and establish a custom treatment plan specific to your situation.

We have successfully helped customers deal with odor complaints from manure pits, industrial lagoons, irrigation of manure or waste lagoons, and odor during land application. We have several products that can digest odor-causing organic material and break down odor-causing gases.

What causes that odor?

Bacteria strains break down waste solids through a step-by-step digestion process. Lagoons, waste storage tanks, pits, compost piles, and other waste storage devices will give off an odor as this process occurs. As manure and waste break down, different strains of bacteria begin to work on each step. Hydrogen sulfide ammonia and other gases become airborne. Hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs and starts to become offensive at 3-5 ppm. Ammonia can be detected as low as .04 ppm.

Using PitCharger’s products, the bacterial breakdown occurs faster, and the amount of waste that can produce offensive smells and odors is reduced rapidly. That results in less active organic material giving off a foul odor. Neighbors and friends of PitCharger’s customers will say they didn’t even know they had a lagoon on their property!

Success of PitCharger to reduce odor

All PitCharger’s products accelerate the natural decomposition and promote a biochemical process that reduces odor. An added benefit of this acceleration is the improved ability to learn and handle waste without offensive odor complaints from neighbors as it’s applied to a field.

A year-long Iowa State University study demonstrated that eight buildings treated with PitCharger had one-half of the odor compared to eleven untreated buildings. In addition, 25 lagoon systems treated with PitCharger annually go through successful odor threshold testing.

Odor litigation and mitigation help.

Have you received a complaint? Do you have neighbors, customers, or employees complaining about the odor and work environment? Our expertise and knowledge allows us to prescribe a successful application process to reduce odors and solve your problems. We also have the resources and connections to align you with people who can help you address legal and regulatory issues.

Resources and Links

The Federal Clean Air Act (the Act) does not specifically regulate odor, however, odors are typically addressed through State nuisance regulations or common law of affected States. Contact your state environmental agency to get more specific information