Corodex Industries and Biorem successfully install new Biological Odor Control Unit at DIC

New model features innovative bio-friendly technology that removes harmful air contaminants by using sulfur-reducing bacteria
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates ( March 30, 2013 - Corodex Industries Co. L.L.C., a part of the Concorde - Corodex Group and the M.H. Al Mana Group of Companies (CCG), along with its partner, Biorem Inc. of Canada, a leading clean technology company, has revealed the successful installation of a Biological Odor Control Unit (Model BTF-3000) located in DS-191 lifting station in Dubai International City. The newly installed model highlights the use of innovative bio-friendly technology that seeks to remove harmful contaminants in air streams via the use of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and other types of friendly bacteria.

The DS-191 unit is powered by OCU technology that can eliminate odorous air coming from sources such as wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and lifting stations. Odorous air contains harmful compounds like Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), which can be detrimental not only to human health but also to our ecosystem. It requires zero use of chemicals commonly being added to chemical scrubbers, which eliminates the harmful effect of chemical disposal to the environment; its associated safety risks and lastly, it greatly reduces the plant's operational and maintenance costs. The installed OCU model consists of a double stage of biological scrubber with demister bed, makeup water system and softener. It has a 2,750 cubic meter per hour capacity and robust to treat up to 250 ppmv of H2S. Based on its initial two-week performance results, the model has demonstrated H2S removal efficiency of 99.9 per cent and has undoubtedly proven to be very effective and successful.

"We are very pleased with the initial results posted by the newly installed OCU unit here in International City. This system will play a significant role in environmental safety as it will help eliminate odors, H2S volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). In addition, the OCU unit does not use any chemicals, which translates to major health benefits for the community. We will continue to work with strategic partners like BIOREM as part of our commitment towards the move to save the environment and help preserve its natural resources," said Mahmood Awad, Managing Director, CCG.

Corodex Industries Co. L.L.C. is one of the leading water and wastewater treatment companies in the region. The company has expanded to become a total environmental technology solution provider by offering odor control systems. In order to provide only the latest technology in odor control, Corodex has signed a Manufacture Under License (MUL) agreement with Biorem Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) of Canada. Biorem is a one of the global-leading clean technology companies that specializes in design, supply and distribution of comprehensive line of high-efficiency biological-based air emissions control systems. Biorem has a long history in designing and manufacturing odor control systems for municipal applications with over 700 references worldwide.


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