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LDIB-TV: Biological Lagoon Additives with Aquafix

To paraphrase an old saying, some companies that sell hammers try to turn every problem into a nail. We’re not that kind of company. We manufacture lagoon aeration, among other things, and while we know that sufficient aeration and mixing … Continue reading



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Lagoon TSS to BOD5: A Simple Ratio to Diagnose the Source of Problems

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids, or TSS, are standard testing parameters for wastewater lagoons. The ratio between the two numbers can provide valuable insight into the source of the TSS. In this article, we’ll take a look at … Continue reading



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When Trouble Is Brewing: Preventing Brewery Lagoon Odors

According to the Brewers Association, we’re in a golden age of beer production, with the U.S. boasting over 4,000 active breweries as of September 2015. However, this increase in production has been accompanied by several high-profile news stories of brewers in trouble with … Continue reading



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Spring Lagoon Odors: Can Lagoon Circulators Prevent Them?

Ah, Spring! The daffodils are blooming, the birds are chirping, and all the solids that settled to the bottom of the wastewater lagoon over the winter are getting dislodged, releasing sludge and gases that create spring lagoon odors. For many municipalities, the … Continue reading



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Facility maximizes lagoon aeration efficiency, saves money

Replacing coarse-bubble system with MARS Aerators saves sanitary district over 40% on electricity and maintenance costs.



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That Dairy Air: Preventing Dairy Wastewater Odor

We’ve seen quite a few news stories recently about dairies being cited and fined for wastewater lagoon violations, namely biological oxygen demand (BOD) exceeding permit levels and odor complaints. So what’s going on? Why is dairy processing wastewater such a … Continue reading



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Are Lagoon BOD Tests Accurate?

The BOD5 test may be the standard—but is it a reliable reflection of the quality of treatment in your lagoon? In this article we will discuss the BOD5 test and speak to the potential problems with it, such as the effect … Continue reading



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LRAS™ Advanced Lagoon Treatment Expands Capacity: A Case Study

Lagoons are a popular method of wastewater treatment for smaller municipalities—they are energy-efficient, easy to operate, and low maintenance. However, when a lagoon system reaches capacity or underperforms, sometimes the immediate reaction is to replace it with a mechanical plant, … Continue reading



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Seven Signs of an Overloaded Lagoon

Is Your Lagoon Overloaded? Organic overloading is a common cause of wastewater lagoon effluent problems. In this article, we’ll define an overloaded lagoon and describe the problems it can cause, outline the seven signs to look for, and then offer … Continue reading



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What color is your wastewater lagoon?

What water and algae colors reveal about your wastewater lagoon’s health Although regular and accurate sampling is critical for wastewater lagoon operators, you can tell a lot about a lagoon’s health and the quality of treatment you’re getting with a … Continue reading



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