Category Archives: Lagoon Phosphorus Removal
Lagoon cyanobacteria can cause a thick scum on the surface of the water and nasty odors. During the summer, the combination of sunlight, warm water temperatures, high nutrient loads, and predation by higher life forms like Daphnia and rotifers can lead to … Continue reading
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
Lagoons Do It Better is our belief, our motto, and our mission. In the following brief video, Patrick and Brady detail what we at Triplepoint mean when we say “Lagoons Do It Better,” and why we say it.
What does Old Man Winter have in store for us this year? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a weak La Niña winter. The eastern U.S. will start the season with colder-than-average temperatures until January, and a warmer-than-average winter overall. The western … Continue reading
We talk about algae a lot, because with wastewater lagoons, algae just comes with the territory. In facultative and stabilization lagoons, algae provide free oxygen to fuel aerobic BOD-consuming bacteria and higher life forms. Even in a properly mixed and aerated lagoon, … Continue reading
In its effort to protect the health and safety of America’s waterways, the EPA and state environmental agencies have focused on limiting the amount of pollutants that can be discharged into them. In previous articles, we’ve covered pathogens and wastewater … Continue reading
In Part 1 on this two-part article on wastewater lagoon phosphorus, Wastewater Lagoon Phosphorus: The Crackdown Is Coming, we outlined its sources and the reasons regulating bodies are beginning to add phosphorus effluent limits to permits. Part 2 will present an … Continue reading