Tag Archives: food processing wastewater

Diagnosing and Correcting Nutrient Deficiency in Industrial Lagoons

Nutrient deficiency, or the lack of sufficient levels of ammonia and phosphorus, can prevent an industrial wastewater lagoon from removing BOD adequately. In this episode of LDIB-TV, our own Julie Hartwig explains how to diagnose and correct industrial lagoon nutrient … Continue reading



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Fruit Processing Wastewater: A Video Case Study

Fruit processing wastewater is challenging to treat due to the seasonal nature of the industry and widely variable flows and loadings, with influent BOD levels much higher than typical municipal influent. Treated effluent, instead of being discharged, can be stored … Continue reading



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Wastewater Lagoon Mixing for Egg Processing: A Video Case Study

Lagoon mixing is a critical component of wastewater treatment: Robust mixing keeps BOD-consuming microorganisms in contact with the dissolved and suspended organic matter and prevents sludge buildup. Mixing is especially critical for egg processing wastewater, which is notable for high BOD and … Continue reading



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Wastewater Lagoon Expansion: A Video Case Study

What do you do when an industry wants to move to town and increase hydraulic and BOD loadings to the lagoon system? New jobs can be a boon to a municipality, but only if the infrastructure is capable of handling it. Coopersville, … Continue reading



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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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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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Optimizing Winery and Brewery Wastewater Lagoons

The manufacture of wine, beer, and spirits is a water-intensive process, with up to 7 liters of water used in the creation of every liter of finished product. Approximately 70 percent of the water utilized during the winemaking or brewing … Continue reading



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Meat Processing Wastewater Lagoon Aeration

A meat processing wastewater lagoon can have a bad reputation because of the potential for sludge buildup and odor. However, a properly functioning meat processing wastewater lagoon, one with sufficient aeration and mixing, can be an efficient, environmentally friendly, and … Continue reading



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3 Challenges of Egg Processing Lagoon Treatment: Mitigating High BOD, TSS and Lagoon Odors

Our previous article, Food Industry Lagoon Aeration: An Overview, discussed the challenges of food industry wastewater treatment in general; in this article, we’ll outline the three particular wastewater challenges of egg processing lagoon treatment and present solutions. The Egg Processing Lagoon … Continue reading



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Food Industry Lagoon Aeration: An Overview

Food Industry Lagoon Aeration is critical to any industrial wastewater lagoon system. Food processing can be water-intensive and the resultant wastewater typically has high Biochemical Oxygen Demand (lagoon BOD). In this article we’ll outline the challenges facing food processing wastewater … Continue reading



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