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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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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 TSS to BOD5: A Simple Ratio to Diagnose the Source of Problems

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids, or TSS, are standard testing parameters for wastewater lagoons. The ratio between the two numbers can provide valuable insight into the source of the TSS. In this article, we’ll take a look at … 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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Preventing Seasonal Lagoon Turnover and Odors

October is here—time for football, pumpkins, 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 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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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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How to Prevent Spring Lagoon Turnover and Odors

Spring is in the air, and for some wastewater lagoons, that means foul lagoon odors are in the air, too. In this short article, we’ll talk about seasonal lagoon turnover, why the spring turnover can be the most severe, and how … Continue reading



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Winter Wastewater Lagoon Operations: Is Your Lagoon Ready?

Is your wastewater lagoon ready for winter? We’re just days away from the start of meteorological winter, although some areas of the country have gotten a head start with unseasonably cold temperatures and significant early snowfall. It’s a good time … Continue reading



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