ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd supplies 85 modular odour control systems to Iraq in a $3m contract

September 2014 – Horsham UK. ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd, the UK-based leading supplier of odour control systems, has completed a $3m contract to supply 85 modular odour control units to Iraq.

The brief given to ERG by Veolia Water Systems under contract to the Basra Governorate, was to design and supply pre-packaged, modular odour control units that could easily be installed in remote sewage pumping stations across southern Iraq.

Below: Photo of a thermal fluid heater

ERG’s solution was to supply a standardised hybrid bio-scrubber / carbon filter systems from GRP. Each system incorporates two chambers in a single unit, which are then pre-filled with pumice stone and carbon media respectively. The units are delivered pre-fitted with a fan, a control system, associated instrumentation, pipework, and a vent stack.

The units are also pre-commissioned before leaving the factory so that they were ready to go as soon as they were plugged in on site.


Pictured above: Modularised hybrid bio-scrubber / carbon filter unit destined for Iraq

To fulfil this contract, ERG provided four standard models, capable of treating air flow rates from 400m3/hr to 3,700m3/hr, and of removing H2S down to less than 0.5ppm concentration at the discharge stack. All systems are designed so that they can easily fit into standard shipping containers for ease of delivery to Iraq.

ERG was required to design and build these units within a very tight timetable. Manufacturing took place in the UK at ERG’s plastic fabrication division, and all units were shipped on schedule in late 2013/early 2014. Veolia installed all units over the winter and they have been operating successfully ever since.

Below: Completed small and medium sized units awaiting shipment.

Odour control systems in Iraq

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UK office: +44 1403 290 000 Middle East office: +962 6515 9021 Email:
UK office: +44 1403 290 000
Middle East office: +962 6515 9021