Development of a Scrubber Wastewater Cleaning System to Improve Odor Removal Efficiency

악취저감 향상을 위한 스크러버 세정수 처리 시스템 개발연구

  • Received : 2016.12.05
  • Accepted : 2016.12.24
  • Published : 2017.03.31


The scrubber wastewater should be replaced frequently to maintain efficiency. Most chemical companies consign scrubber wastewater, because there are no wastewater treatment facilities. So scrubber wastewater is not frequently replaced because of high treatment cost. For this reason, the most scrubber exhaust gas exceeds the odor emission limit or has a phenomenon that the odor intensity of exhaust gas becomes higher. Therefore we have developed a scrubber wastewater cleaning system consisting of filtration and adsorption processes. The scrubber wastewater cleaning system was applied two chemical companies. We evaluated the water quality and odor reduction effect before and after system application. As a result, scrubber wastewater quality improved by 50% or more, odor reduction efficiency of scrubber exhaust gas improved by 20% or more. And the total operating costs of the scrubber could be reduced by 40% or more.


Adsorption;Activated carbon;Filtration;Diatomite;Odor;Scrubber wastewater


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