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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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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 Blue-Green Algae: The Harm of HABs

We talk about algae a lot, because with wastewater lagoons, algae just comes with the territory. In facultative and stabilization lagoons, algae provide free oxygen to fuel aerobic BOD-consuming bacteria and higher life forms. Even in a properly mixed and aerated lagoon, … 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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What are these red worms in the lagoon?

We’re often in the field, visiting wastewater lagoon facilities and learning about the challenges operators face. Last week, an operator in Georgia showed us a video of lagoon sludge swarming with tiny, wriggling red worms (see video below). Since we’re always interested in … Continue reading



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Troubleshooting Low Lagoon Dissolved Oxygen

Lagoon dissolved oxygen, or DO, is the lifeblood of the wastewater lagoon system. The bacteria and other microbes that consume biological oxygen demand (BOD) need 1.5–2 lbs. of dissolved oxygen per pound of influent BOD, and as much 4 lbs. of … 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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How to Prevent Autumn Lagoon Turnover and Odors

It’s autumn again—time for football, apple cider, falling leaves, and wastewater lagoon turnover. Although less extreme than the spring transition, cooler fall temperatures cause destratification and may trigger lagoon turnover. In this short article, we’ll talk about causes of lagoon … Continue reading



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