Tag Archives: lagoon odor

Preventing Fall Lagoon Odor Caused by Seasonal Turnover

October is here—time for football, apple cider, falling leaves, and seasonal lagoon turnover. Although less extreme than the spring transition, autumn’s cooler temperatures cause destratification and may trigger lagoon turnover and corresponding odors. In this short article, we’ll talk about the causes … Continue reading



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Lagoon Midge Flies: How to Control Chironomids and Red Worms

Lagoon midge flies, or chironomids, are common during warm summer temperatures, and swarms of them can drive local residents indoors. Midge fly larvae, or red worms, in a lagoon provide insight into lagoon conditions and their effect on effluent quality. … Continue reading



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Smelly Lagoon? Diagnosing and Correcting Lagoon Odors

Smelly lagoons have created the perception that wastewater lagoons don’t work and should be replaced with mechanical plants. Triplepoint HQ is six miles as the crow flies from the Stickney (aka “Stinkney”) Water Reclamation District, which serves the Chicago area … Continue reading



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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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Top 10 Wastewater Lagoon Articles of 2017 from Triplepoint’s Blog

We’re gratified by the great response we’ve gotten to our lagoon blog. Our mission is to be a clearinghouse for lagoon topics and research, and to provide insight into how Lagoons can Do It Better. (If there are any topics … Continue reading



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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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LDIB-TV: Controlling Lagoon Algae and Duckweed with Aquafix

Lagoon algae and duckweed are among our most covered topics, and no wonder–both are common in lagoon systems, especially during the summer. In this episode of Lagoons Do It Better TV, we revisit the topic from new angle: how these growths can … 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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Lagoon Sludge: Impacts on Ammonia and BOD Treatment

Lagoon sludge is a normal part of lagoon wastewater treatment, and it’s usually not a problem until it is allowed to build up in excess at the bottom of the lagoon. In the latest video posted to our Lagoons Do It Better YouTube channel, … Continue reading



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New Missouri and Iowa Training: Hands-On Advanced Lagoon Optimization Workshops

Join us this spring for the most in-depth lagoon training we’ve ever offered! Several attendees of our past training days have requested longer class time so topics can be covered in more detail. We listened! Lagoon expert Steve Harris of … Continue reading



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