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Odor control techniques Explained


Odor control in a grow room is something that many growers worry about. Odor that seeps out of a hydroponic grow system can be a real nuisance in a room or space. Whether they are commercial or hobby projects, so many hydroponics gardens are set up in a corner or out-of-the-way place in a room, and operated within a greater multi-use area. That makes odor control important.

Here are some of the common ways that growers try to control or mask odors in a grow environment.

Foam or Gel Odor Control

Some growers try stand-alone products that attempt to mask natural grow odors with different types of foam or gel products. Some of the drawbacks are that these products usually only work for a certain period of time, and have to be replenished – they can also add their own noxious or irritating odors to a room.

Ozone Generators

Ozone generators are another way that some growers try to control odor. An ozone generator can get rid of odors in the exhaust fan and other areas of the system. These can be effective and they can kill bacteria and keep away some types of pests. Ozone generators can also control mold and mildew.

Some of the drawbacks to ozone generators are that they can actually have an effect on the taste of some of kinds of crops. They can also be seen as a potential human health hazard. Some growers compromise by running an ozone generator for certain short time periods.

Carbon Filters

The carbon filter is a state-of-the-art technology for controlling odor in a grow room. Carbon filters can be set in different parts of the system and otherwise placed in hydroponics setups. As long as the filter is set up properly, and matches the size of the fan or air vent, and air processing is also done correctly, carbon filters be a very effective means of controlling odors coming out of the grow space.

Controlling grow odors is just one aspect of a very labor-intensive and decision-rich process. Growers have to weigh in on all kinds of things like hydroponic grow lighting, nutrient packages, air and water handling, and more. They have to make sure they have the right environment for plants, as well as things like temperature, humidity and pH value taken into account. For more on everything you can do with hydroponics, check out Dealzer’s product catalog and the information resources we offer online.

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