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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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What color is your wastewater lagoon?

What water and algae colors reveal about your wastewater lagoon’s health Although regular and accurate sampling is critical for wastewater lagoon operators, you can tell a lot about a lagoon’s health and the quality of treatment you’re getting with a … Continue reading



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Meat Processing Wastewater Lagoon Aeration

A meat processing wastewater lagoon can have a bad reputation because of the potential for sludge buildup and odor. However, a properly functioning meat processing wastewater lagoon, one with sufficient aeration and mixing, can be an efficient, environmentally friendly, and … Continue reading



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3 Challenges of Egg Processing Lagoon Treatment: Mitigating High BOD, TSS and Lagoon Odors

Our previous article, Food Industry Lagoon Aeration: An Overview, discussed the challenges of food industry wastewater treatment in general; in this article, we’ll outline the three particular wastewater challenges of egg processing lagoon treatment and present solutions. The Egg Processing Lagoon … Continue reading



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Food Industry Lagoon Aeration: An Overview

Food Industry Lagoon Aeration is critical to any industrial wastewater lagoon system. Food processing can be water-intensive and the resultant wastewater typically has high Biochemical Oxygen Demand (lagoon BOD). In this article we’ll outline the challenges facing food processing wastewater … Continue reading



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Efficient Lagoon Aeration: Part III Layout Design

A big part of designing an efficient lagoon aeration system involves how aeration infrastructure fits into the project site. Length of header, location of power, and number and type of aerators are all examples of important considerations that can affect … Continue reading



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Lagoon Fine Bubble Aeration: How to Choose the Best Option

Wastewater lagoon fine bubble aeration is a common way that facilities efficiently meet the treatment standards of state environmental regulating bodies. Since aeration typically accounts for at least 50–60% of the energy costs associated with aerated lagoon treatment, selecting the … Continue reading



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Increasing Wastewater Lagoon DO: A Case Study

Keeping wastewater lagoon DO (dissolved oxygen) at acceptable levels is crucial in order to maintain proper wastewater lagoon operation. DO plays a crucial role in the treatment process. Without it, the bacterial microorganisms will begin to break down the waste … Continue reading



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Wastewater Lagoon Sludge: Treatment or Removal?

Many wastewater lagoons suffer from excess lagoon sludge accumulation. That being the case, wastewater lagoon sludge treatment is a common challenge for wastewater lagoons worldwide. Excess lagoon sludge can lead to higher effluent levels of BOD, TSS and ammonia along … Continue reading



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Causes and Effects of Wastewater Lagoon Sludge Explained

Wastewater lagoon sludge buildup is a common occurrence for wastewater treatment lagoons worldwide. If left unchecked, sludge can lead to higher effluent levels of BOD, TSS and ammonia (not to mention some terrible lagoon odors). For an extreme example of … Continue reading



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