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Effects of decreased water use on odor

In most cases, mills can reduce water use without affecting odors in or around the mill. In some cases, however, especially involving mills that are approaching zero discharge, odor problems can occur in mill water systems and even in the product being manufactured. These odor problems are related to the growth of bacteria that thrive on the increased levels of organic matter and temperatures in very tightly closed water systems.

More information on the effects of water reuse on odor can be found by following the links to the right.

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Microbial growth in process waters

Odor in the finished products