Anua’s Compact Mónafil Utilizes Natural Peat And Clamshells To Control Odor

Anua’s Compact Mónafil Utilizes Natural Peat And Clamshells To Control Odor
Anua’s Compact Mónafil utilizes recycled clamshells to provide pH control and granular high-density peat media with bacteria to neutralize odors.

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A product composed of Irish peat and recycled clamshells, specifically designed to remove foul odors from onsite wastewater treatment systems, was highlighted at the 2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International.

Compact Mónafil, presented by Anua, is a zero-energy biofiltration system utilizing biological media for the removal of noxious odors. Odorous gases are passively ventilated through vent holes in the Compact Mónafil module lid. The airstream flows through the recycled seashells, which provide pH control, and then through the granular high-density peat media. Beneficial bacteria reside on the media, which provides optimal treatment through high porosity, water retention, high cation exchange capacity and a high buffering capacity. It’s based on technology successfully used for years in odor control applications.

“Mónafil technology has actually been on the market for almost 20 years in large, industrial applications,” says Colin Bishop, Anua’s North American Environmental Director. “Our Compact Mónafil, based on the larger version, was launched as a new product last November.”


Odor control is a concern for owners and operators of onsite wastewater treatment systems, small wastewater treatment plants, manholes or sewage lift stations. Hydrogen sulfide and many VOCs create odors, are corrosive, cause air pollution and, if left untreated, can be detrimental to health. Mónafil provides odor treatment across a broad range of odor-producing compounds, long media life, no power requirements, prepackaged modules for easy installation, and built-in pH control and a condensate drainage system. According to Bishop, it can achieve greater than 99 percent removal of H2S and greater than 95 percent OU per cubic meter, depending on the application. The media can also be graded at the time of replacement, and can be recycled or reused.

It is suitable for a variety of applications, including convenience stores, restaurants, apartment complexes, hotels, RV parks and campgrounds, mobile home parks, schools, nursing homes, and other residential, commercial or high-strength waste projects. Bishop says development of air purification products goes hand-in-hand with Anua’s core onsite wastewater treatment product line.

“We actually segment our business as clean water and clean air, although there is overlap,” he says. “Compact Mónafil was developed with small commercial wastewater systems or lift stations in mind. Our customers in that sector asked for it. We value those relationships and want to be a resource for our customers.”


Bishop says the 2014 Expo, attended by thousands of onsite installers, was the ideal platform to roll out the new product. “The response was all very positive,” he says. “Obviously a product using Irish peat and recycled clamshells is sure to pique interest. The Expo is a great audience for an odor control product, and it was very well-received. We were able to generate a lot of solid leads.”

Anua has exhibited at the Expo, now known as the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show (WWETT), for more than a decade. The company typically tries to roll out at least one new industry innovation at every show.

“Two years ago we launched our Platinum SAF treatment unit, which was very well-received,” says Bishop. “We are working on some partnerships, so we hope to be launching some new products next year. The show brings together many different segments of the clean water and clean air markets, and is a great national draw as well.” 800/787-2356;


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