Musol is a global supplier of innovative and effective odour control technology for municipal and industrial wastewater markets. The business will continue to be operated ethically, providing products and services that give value for money.
MuSol were the first company to pioneer the direct injection of a stabilized oxidizing agent into sludge systems where odour generation is a major problem. Often the thickening and dewatering of primary and secondary sludge give rise to offensive odours which, if not treated, can cause environmental nuisance and health and safety concerns for the public and site operators alike.
The MuSol MPOX range of products is engineered to be specific to the type of odour generated from particular dewatering operations.
When MuSol was first established, it was decided to go back to fundamentals and redesign the way odours were treated. Essentially, the foulest odours associated with sewage treatment processes are the result of chronic sulphate reducing bacteria. In order to avoid large odour extraction systems, MuSol have developed a method of eliminating the gas before it has the opportunity to escape into the air.
The technology uses a proprietary oxidizing agent that scavenges hydrogen sulphide and other reduced sulphides such as dimethyl sulphide and mercaptans. It does not react with any other organic compounds and therefore has a very low demand.
Chemicals that are typically used to treat hydrogen sulphide and other odour forming compounds are not specific and tend to destroy the organic material that is so important to the wastewater treatment process.
MuSol products oxidize sulphides converting them to sulphates. The products will react with either sulphides that are resident in the sludge or as soon as they are formed. A stabilizing product is added to prevent further emission of odours from the sludge during storage, transportation, disposal and long residence time in the sewer systems. MuSol products have been proven to be more effective that other odour control systems such as potassium permanganate, nitrate technology and ferric chloride.