Rochedale Landfill Odor Mitigation

Customer: Brisbane City Council

Location: Rochedale QLD

Case Study ID: CS-109

Date: June 2019

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Opening in 1993 in the outer Brisbane suburb of Rochedale is a Brisbane City Council landfill. Due to the ever-increasing population growth in the area, the operators have undertaken a range of odour mitigation works. A creative solution designed and installed by Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment allowed continual pumping of water through a misting system to
decrease odour.

The Problem

In the past, unpleasant odours have always been a widely accepted result of industrial activities. However, the modern age has driven a need for change. Not only has the general public’s acceptance of unpleasant odours decreased, but the regulations attached to odour management in landfills have also become more stringent.

Our Solution

Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment designed an innovative, portable convenient way of dispersing deodorized water throughout the site. A power-saving battery operated solar pumping system was installed to allow continual pumping of the deodorized water through the innovative Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment misting system. The supplied misting systems act as odour neutralisers with an odour removal estimation of 90%. These misting systems are designed to be portable for the convenience of the user.

Key Components

Supply deodorized water from a storage tank at 1.5m3/hour @ 60m Total Head.

  • Solar System with battery offers 24-hour operation
  • Website control and monitoring access
  • Volume and Application Measured with Pulse Meters