The Neutraliser


An odour-suppression expert has won a contract to work on a £20m advanced waste treatment centre in Scotland.
Midlands firm Air Spectrum Environmental was approached by infrastructure company Lend Lease to tender for the supply of odour control equipment for Avondale Environmental’s materials recycling facility (MRF) at Polmont in the central belt. The facility is capable of processing 200,000 tonnes of waste a year, 60% of which will be diverted from landfill through recycling and developing fuels from the waste for energy production.
Air Spectrum has been called in to install its award-winning quad and a single-zone rotary atomiser systems to ensure all odours produced by the site during the process are neutralised. General manager Mark Thomas explained: “We were chosen as the successful bidder because we were able to design and supply a system that met the criteria needed as well as being the most cost-efficient. We were able to design an effectual solution from drawings and plans, as the site wasn’t developed at the time.
“We went through all the due process and then installed both a quad and a single-zone rotary atomiser system, which are in line with what Scottish Environment Protection Agency require for Avondale to fulfil their obligations with regard to odour control on that particular site.”
Thomas added: “It was a big win for us, both in terms of it being good business for the company but also the fact that we were chosen by a major player in Scotland ahead of other national companies and local firms.
“We were able to demonstrate that with our system we can actually control the amount of running costs – and reduce them – over a period of time to give them a better return on their money.”

Image: Above: Air Spectrum’s atomiser system will reduce running costs at the site.