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The Testing of Standard and Recyclable Filter Media to Eliminate Hydrogen Sulphide from Sewerage Systems

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Institute of Municipal Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology, AdMaS Centre, Purkyňova 139, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Company Vodárenská akciová společnost, a.s., Soběšická 820/156, 638 00 Brno, Czech Republic
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Water 2018, 10(6), 689; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10060689
Received: 1 May 2018 / Revised: 21 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 25 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Design of Urban Water Drainage Systems)
This article focuses on the subject of odours forming in sewage transfer chambers with displacement inlets, as well as the odours in their vicinity. It further covers the locations of odour formation, factors influencing the formation of hydrogen sulphide in wastewater, methods of removing hydrogen sulphide from wastewater, and laboratory testing of filtration media efficacy at various concentration levels of H2S. The laboratory testing of filtration media efficacy is performed for products normally used by sewerage system operators guaranteeing the elimination of hydrogen sulphide (activated carbon, natural minerals and gels), recyclable materials (paper) and secondary raw materials in the field of waste management (biochar—the final product of microwave pyrolysis). Odour generated by sewerage systems is a secondary issue faced by all sewerage system operators, who sustain considerable expense in corrective measures to address this problem. The most economical and widespread measure used by those operators is hydrogen sulphide removal by filtration (filtration materials). Filtration media are installed in special cartridges under sewage covers in locations where the irritating odour is formed. These filtration cartridges, designed solely to eliminate odour from the surroundings, show various degrees of efficacy in removing H2S. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen sulphide; odour removal; filtration media efficacy; sorption capacity hydrogen sulphide; odour removal; filtration media efficacy; sorption capacity
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Hluštík, P.; Novotný, J. The Testing of Standard and Recyclable Filter Media to Eliminate Hydrogen Sulphide from Sewerage Systems. Water 2018, 10, 689.

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