Category Archives: Ammonia Treatment

Winter Lagoon Optimization: Preparing for Cold Weather

Water temperature affects virtually every aspect of wastewater lagoon performance. As lagoon expert Steve Harris states in his operators’ guide, Wastewater Lagoon Troubleshooting, “Water temperature is a reliable predictor of water quality and can aid the operator in preparing for changes … Continue reading



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Land Application of Lagoon Effluent: Pros and Cons

Land application is the most common disposal method for treated wastewater in the U.S., and the preferred method in many states. Land applying effluent can reduce demand for fresh water, provide nutrients to soil, and keep potential contaminants out of … Continue reading



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Summer Ammonia Removal: Optimizing Warm-Weather Nitrification

Summer ammonia removal via nitrification is less of a challenge for lagoons than cold weather ammonia removal, as nitrifying bacteria are temperature sensitive and thrive in warmer water. The interplay between algae and bacteria, dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature determines … Continue reading



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Top 10 Wastewater Lagoon Videos of 2017 from our YouTube Channels

Our previous blog highlights our most-read wastewater lagoon articles of 2017. Here you’ll find the Top 10 most-watched videos from our YouTube channels. Our TriplepointWater channel features case studies and product information. On our Lagoons Do It Better channel you’ll … Continue reading



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Lagoon Nitrogen and Lagoon Ammonia…What’s the Difference?

Whether your facility has a lagoon nitrogen (TN, TKN, or TIN) or ammonia (NH3) effluent limit depends on your local environmental regulatory body, your discharge parameters, and if the watershed you discharge to is impaired. So far, most lagoon permits … Continue reading



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Is Your Wastewater Lagoon Ready for Winter? Prepping for Cold Temperatures

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its annual winter forecast and predicts the likelihood of another year of La Niña conditions. The northernmost portion of the U.S. is expected to have a winter that’s colder and wetter than average, while … Continue reading



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NitrOx Lagoon Nitrification Reactor Approved in Iowa

Due to the success of the pilot, the Iowa DNR has approved a full installation of Triplepoint’s NitrOx® Process for lagoon nitrification in De Soto. Like many Iowa municipalities, the City of De Soto required an upgrade to their lagoon … Continue reading



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How meth lab discharge affects a wastewater lagoon

Pretty much everything that happens in town eventually makes its way into the wastewater system. So what happens to your lagoon if there’s a methamphetamine lab? An operator asked us whether meth lab discharge would upset his lagoon. Since meth … Continue reading



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Why are there red streaks in my lagoon? About lagoon Daphnia

We love hearing from operators–their questions give us insight into what may be going on in other lagoon systems. An operator asked if we could identify some red bugs he saw floating on the edge of his lagoon. At first we … Continue reading



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Lagoon Phosphorus 101: A video overview of the why and how of lagoon phosphorus removal

Nutrient removal is one of the most pressing challenges facing lagoon operators. In this episode of Lagoons Do It Better TV, lagoon specialists Patrick Hill and Tom Daugherty discuss why lagoon phosphorus is being regulated and the methods available to … Continue reading



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