Odor Control – RV Holding Tanks Application


The majority of effective odor control products marketed in the recreational vehicle industry contains toxic ingredients that are harmful, even fatal, if ingested or inhaled. Most of the products are merely masking agents that cover up the offensive odors emitted by the holding tanks. Another problem associated with the use of these chemicals is that many disposal/collection sites for RV holding tank wastewater refuse to accept the effluent due to high levels of toxicity. Market research revealed that the majority of the consumers in the RV industry would prefer to use a natural, environmentally friendly, product if the product proved to be effective at controlling odors.


Organic Products Company formulated a natural product using the Histosol OP-9840 as the substrate and, by utilizing the same technology used in the product formulations for the portable toilet industry, the new product proved to be extremely effective in seven field trials. The recreational vehicle holding tests revealed that this highly concentrated product could be applied at a rate of 4 ounces per 40 gallon holding tank and still achieve outstanding odor control results. Comparable products on the market require an 8-ounce charge per 40 gallon holding tank. The “black water” which is contained in the holding tank for the toilet, was held for a period of five days in the test. The product controlled the odors remarkably well.


OPC’s RV odor control product is a natural, effective alternative to the hazardous chemicals currently being marketed in the recreational vehicle industry. Harmless to human, animal, and marine life when used as directed, this product provides a safe alternative for those consumers concerned about the health of themselves and their families, as well as an overall concern for the environment. With recommended application rates at one-half the industry standard, the product is also cost-effective.

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