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Wastewater Lagoon Odor Control for Spring Turnover

Spring is the time of the year when unmixed lagoons turn over, so it’s also the time of the year when operators (and local residents) are concerned about wastewater lagoon odor control. Although spring lagoon turnover and its accompanying odors … Continue reading



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Lagoon Hydraulics: Diagnosing and Preventing Short-Circuiting

“Short-circuiting is the greatest deterrent to consistent pond performance. The importance of the hydraulic design of a pond system cannot be overemphasized.” That’s a quote from the EPA’s lagoon manual, Principles of Design and Operations of Wastewater Treatment Pond Systems for … 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 Surface Aerator: “A self-destructing piece of equipment”

The winter of 2017–18 is already one for the books, with record cold temperatures in the Midwest and eastern U.S., and snow as far south as Florida. So far, most of the western U.S. has enjoyed relatively mild conditions, but … Continue reading



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Top 10 Wastewater Lagoon Videos of 2017 from our YouTube Channels

Our previous blog highlights our most-read wastewater lagoon articles of 2017. Here you’ll find the Top 10 most-watched videos from our YouTube channels. Our TriplepointWater channel features case studies and product information. On our Lagoons Do It Better channel you’ll … 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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Spring Lagoon Stench: It may be normal, but is it inevitable?

Spring is in the air, and for some wastewater lagoons, that means foul odors are in the air, too. Google “spring lagoon stench” and you’ll see articles from local newspapers across the country, each reassuring readers that the foul lagoon odors … 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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