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Efficient Lagoon Aeration: The AeroHub Fine Bubble Lagoon Aerator

Fine bubble aeration is a popular method of lagoon-based wastewater treatment due to its superior oxygen transfer efficiency. Our MARS aerator adds a coarse bubble static tube to fine bubble diffusers to combine that oxygenation efficiency with turbulent mixing. Sometimes, … Continue reading



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Replacing Fine Bubble Lagoon Aeration: A Video Case Study

Fine bubble aeration is a popular method of wastewater lagoon treatment. A fine bubble lagoon aeration system is installed at the bottom and releases tiny bubbles that slowly rise to the surface of the water. Because the bubbles are so … Continue reading



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Lagoon Aeration System Design: Calculations and Common Pitfalls

To ensure wastewater treatment objectives are met, a lagoon aeration system design must be customized for its specific application. In this video, Patrick Hill outlines the facility details we use to calculate aeration requirements and customize a lagoon aeration system design. … Continue reading



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Aerated Lagoon Optimization to Reduce Energy Consumption

Energy costs for aeration represent the largest expense for a wastewater lagoon facility, so any increase in efficiency directly improves the bottom line. Since aeration systems are designed to be efficient at the lagoon’s full design capacity, they can be … Continue reading



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Lagoon Diffuser Mixing Performance: CFD Study of the MARS

We know good data leads to good decisions, so we’re always looking for ways to improve our data. Recently, we commissioned a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) study of our MARS lagoon diffuser to refine our data about its performance. A … Continue reading



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CFD Modeling Lagoon Aeration: A Peek Inside the Black Box

Lagoon treatment has been referred to as a “black box” because the specific mechanisms of treatment are hidden below the surface. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling provides a peek inside this black box, demonstrating how various elements of a facility … Continue reading



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Lagoon Aeration 101: A video comparison of aeration technologies

Lagoon aeration can account for over 50 percent of energy costs, so efficiency is an important consideration in choosing aeration equipment and designing a system. In this episode of Lagoons Do It Better TV: Lagoon Aeration 101, our own Patrick … Continue reading



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Aerated Lagoon Design: Partial Mix vs. Complete Mix

According to an EPA wastewater technology fact sheet, the purpose of wastewater aeration is twofold: to supply the required oxygen to the metabolizing microorganisms; and to provide mixing so that the microorganisms come into contact with the dissolved and suspended … Continue reading



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Aerated Lagoons: 5 Design Factors to Consider

An aerated lagoon can be one of the most efficient, cost-effective, and low-maintenance methods of wastewater treatment. Because aeration can account for 50–60% of energy costs, it’s important to consider design conditions when determining the type and amount of aeration required. … Continue reading



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Lagoon Aeration: Enemy of Sludge Accumulation

Benjamin Franklin famously said there are only two things in this world to be certain of: death and taxes. Wastewater operators can add a third: sludge. Sludge can be just a normal, innocuous byproduct of wastewater treatment, or it can be a … Continue reading



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