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Old 09-24-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The rotten egg gas leaking from sewer pipes and costing billions of dollars worldwide in odour control may soon be far less of a problem thanks to new research discussed at the 2012 International Water Association (IWA) conference this week.


Trials with a magic mix of chemicals, called Cloevis, on sewers in the Gold Coast region in Australia stopped 99 per cent of the rotten egg gas or hydrogen sulphide emitted from these pipes.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Personally, I like my sewage to smell like sewage. It lets me know there is a problem with a broken pipe or bad seal.

Dr Valentina Lazarova from France reported on trials on the strong smells coming from the Oued El Harrach River in Algiers. Her team used jasmine-smelling micro sprays on the highway crossing the river and gels on pedestrian bridges nearby to mask the smells.

"We used 1000 questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with local people and found out that 70 per cent of the population were satisfied or very satisfied


All I can say is - idiots.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Uh-O, I can hear the conspiracy nuts and eco-freaks now.....

THEY have found another way to spread their chemicals....
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Personally, I like my sewage to smell like sewage. It lets me know there is a problem with a broken pipe or bad seal.

Dr Valentina Lazarova from France reported on trials on the strong smells coming from the Oued El Harrach River in Algiers. Her team used jasmine-smelling micro sprays on the highway crossing the river and gels on pedestrian bridges nearby to mask the smells.

"We used 1000 questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with local people and found out that 70 per cent of the population were satisfied or very satisfied


All I can say is - idiots.
Good point. I decided to write them a note. I'll see if they have anything to say and report back if they do.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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So instead of fixing the cause of the smell, lets cover it up with another smell that isn't repulsive. That is like putting on more and more perfume instead of bathing.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Hydrogen sulphide generation indicates insuficient or no sewage treatment. Fix the cause not cover the symptom.
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