Despite new innovations in the asphalt and aggregates arenas, odor management remains an ongoing challenge. The production of hot mix paving asphalt will always generate odors that can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees and neighbors alike.
In addition, during the oil refining process, the crude petroleum oil composition continuously changes. This is due to the oil coming from different locations, which can create a changing tide of foul odors. During the refining process, the distillation of the crude oil leaves behind bitumen or liquid asphalt, which also contains highly pungent odors that are very difficult to fully mitigate.
A long-time leader in industrial odor control, OMI Industries has developed a family of solutions that can be mixed directly into petroleum products used in the asphalt industry to control odorous emissions – even when the composition of the crude oil is changing.
By adding a small amount of Ecosorb additive — around 100 to 500 parts per million — to the liquid storage and handling process, the foul emissions are significantly reduced, or can even be eliminated.
Ecosorb® solutions have been effective in controlling these odor emissions in refineries, terminals, hot mix plants, transportation systems, and paving operations around the U.S. and internationally.
From March 7th to 11th, OMI Industries will be showcasing its eco-friendly odor management solutions at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, hosted in Las Vegas in booth #S64607.
Please contact us here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laura Haupert, Director of Research and Development at OMI Industries, or Brian McLaughlin, Director of Sales & Marketing, who can provide further insights into how you best manage the rising tide of foul odors that come from asphalt refining and production.