What is the Use of Odour control techniques in Hotels?
The notion of hospitality is essential to the tourist sector. In reality the term comes from the French word “hospice” which means "taking care of travellers." Transportation, communication and technological advancements have combined to create the contemporary hotel into a sophisticated building that provides exciting feed for the senses. Odour/smell is the second most significant sense in humans after vision and we make excellent use of its potential, particularly in hospitality-related enterprises. Hotels are increasingly focused on providing comprehensive experiences for their customers, which entails paying attention to every element that may impact a visitor's enjoyment.
Malodours, whether they come from hotel rooms, event spaces, kitchens, lobbies, or hotel STPs are a major issue that can damage both indoor air quality and the overall visitor experience. Any odour-control solution must be safe for both visitors and workers for effective odour management.
What generates a foul odour in a hotel?
STPs or sewage treatment plants, which are mostly located in basements, are a major source of odour. The accumulation of wastewater and sludge over time can result in significant odours and health problems. The most typical error made to avoid odours is to restrict ventilation, which results in the accumulation of harmful and combustible gases such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and methane (CH4).
A common solution involves venting the rooftop with an exhaust fan and ensuring fresh air supply in the basement with a separate fresh air supply fan. In contrast to the power consumed by an air-conditioning unit in a guest room, these fans consume a substantial amount of electricity and greatly add to the overall power consumption cost of the facility without contributing any profits to the total income. Furthermore, the fan and ducting system increases the facility's expenditure.
With space management as a major component in design, hotel roofs are no longer empty, but rather entertainment areas. Swimming pools, beautiful gardens, comfy sitting, restaurants, and beverage parlours all found their way to the top of the structure, where the sewage treatment plant's air is vented. This can be a major issue for visitors that use the rooftop amenities. This smelly air enters the guest room via fresh air intake suction devices stored on the roof and is covered by scents that only last a few hours. The irony is that most guests nowadays prefer a neutral odour or perfume-free environment since they do not want to absorb hazardous VOCs released by chemical fragrances.
What is the remedy to these odour issues?
It is usually preferable to treat the underlying source of the odour problem. Odorous gases are emitted from two locations of the STP:
1: The intake, which houses the screening and collecting tanks, and
2: The sludge treatment facility.
Typically, these locations are in enclosed spaces to limit people's access. The odour-causing gases can be collected from these regions and routed through an odour control device built particularly for sewage treatment plant odour elimination. The air volume will be even lower than that which was originally vented out through the rooftop utilizing a fresh air intake and exhaust fan.
This endeavour not only decreases odour but also significantly reduces power usage when compared to the other techniques. These odorous fumes can also cause significant corrosion, and eliminating them enhances the lifespan of the facility's electronic and electrical equipment.
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