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Lagoon Aeration System Design: Calculations and Common Pitfalls

To ensure wastewater treatment objectives are met, a lagoon aeration system design must be customized for its specific application. In this video, Patrick Hill outlines the facility details we use to calculate aeration requirements and customize a lagoon aeration system design. … 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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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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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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Why are there red streaks in my lagoon? About lagoon Daphnia

We love hearing from operators–their questions give us insight into what may be going on in other lagoon systems. An operator asked if we could identify some red bugs he saw floating on the edge of his lagoon. At first we … 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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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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Say Hello to My Little Friend: The Tardigrade

The tardigrade, a ubiquitous creature familiar to wastewater professionals, is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. New York’s American Museum of Natural History is showcasing them as part of the exhibition Life at The Limits: Stories of Amazing Species. The BBC … Continue reading



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The Nose Knows: Lagoon Odors Give Clues to Lagoon Health

The wastewater lagoon operator has many tools at his or her disposal to determine the overall condition of a lagoon. Lagoon sampling and testing, of course, are the main methods, but even without equipment, the lagoon operator can get valuable diagnostic … Continue reading



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How to Perform a Lagoon Sludge Survey

Most wastewater lagoons are designed for a certain amount of sludge storage, so sludge is typically not a daily concern for the operator. Many permits require wastewater lagoon sludge to be measured at least annually after five years of service. Even if … Continue reading



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