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Wastewater Lagoon Operations: Preparing for Cold Winter 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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Aerated Lagoon Upgrade: A 360° VR Video Case Study

An aerated lagoon upgrade provides many benefits: it improves treatment, saves on energy cost, and reduces operations and maintenance demands. Our latest video case study of Pacific, Missouri, highlights the benefits of upgrading a lagoon facility with Triplepoint aerators. This … Continue reading



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Lagoon Cyanobacteria: The Blue-Green Algae Blooms of Summer

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



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Lagoon Sludge Reduction In Situ: Methods of Removing Sludge in Place

One of the benefits of lagoons for wastewater treatment is their built-in sludge storage, which reduces the need for sludge handling. However, every lagoon will eventually require dredging to remove nonvolatile solids like grit. The mechanical removal of sludge is … Continue reading



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Lagoon Microbiology: Heterotrophs vs. Autotrophs

Lagoon Microbiology: Meet Your Bugs is the first webinar presented by Julie Hartwig, Triplepoint’s regional sales manager for eastern and southern states. Julie knows her stuff: She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, … Continue reading



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Lagoon Lemna: Pros and Cons of Duckweed in a Wastewater Pond

Lagoon lemna, or duckweed, has been a popular topic on our Lagoons Do It Better Facebook group lately. That’s because, like algae and sludge, duckweed is just one of those things that comes with the territory. In our latest episode of … Continue reading



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Wastewater Treatment Pond Odor Control for Spring Turnover

Unmixed wastewater treatment ponds can experience turnover in the spring, so it’s the time of the year when operators (and local residents) are most concerned about unpleasant wastewater odors. Although spring lagoon turnover and its accompanying odors may be normal … Continue reading



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Lagoon Aeration System Design: Individual Air Lines vs. Fixed or Floating Laterals

A lagoon aeration system will require some method to convey air from the onshore blower to each aeration unit. Two distribution methods are typical: individual air lines or lagoon laterals, either submerged and fixed to the bottom; or floating on … Continue reading



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Lagoon MBBR: Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors for Ammonia Removal

The lagoon MBBR, or moving bed biofilm reactor, is a proven technology for the removal of lagoon ammonia through biological nitrification. In this article, we’ll describe MBBR technology and how it’s been adapted for lagoon ammonia treatment. Then, we’ll explain … Continue reading



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Winery Pond Odor Control: A Case Study

A winery pond or lagoon can be an ideal treatment option for process wastewater because it is relatively low-maintenance, sustainable, easy to operate, and cost-effective. A pond with sufficient capacity can easily cope with the peak loads and changes in … Continue reading



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