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Postby Nithin » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:51 pm

Greetings..Nithin again. Hope you are fine...
After the fermentation process is complete the waste material consists of dead cells of yeast, unfermentable matter and some chemical residues. The company keeps this waste material (sludge) in a pit for 2 days and it starts giving out some bad smell. He asked me the reason for it. I said you keep good food for some days it will become spoilt and will give out some smell. When bad smell comes from good food which has become spoilt the dead cells of yeast cant escape.. I said this and I thought if looks could kill I would be dead, because there was fury in his eyes. I hastily said that i will find out the chemical, biological and all every possible reasons for the bad smell coming out of the waste material that is kept for two days.
I am pinning my hopes on you people. Thanks......
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Postby Nithin » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:18 pm

Well I also got a kind of a hint. He said that the sludge would be obviously degradable to a very large extent. So I think that a group of micro organisms can be used to eliminate the odour. I have heard that they use a mixture of essential micro organisms to overcome the stench in slaughter houses (meat). I got somewhat crude mixture of the essential microorganisms mentioned and i tried it, but did not taste success, maybe due to the presence of ethanol (small percentage) in the sludge. I am waiting for some more suggestions to overcome the foul odour. Thanx........
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Postby Ken Ramos » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:45 am

There are a number of ways to eliminate odors I guess. Charcoal filtering of the air at the source would be one. :)
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