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Lagoon Solids: Using the TSS to BOD5 Ratio to Diagnose Treatment 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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Lagoon Microbiology: Heterotrophs vs. Autotrophs

Lagoon Microbiology: Meet Your Bugs is the first webinar presented by Julie Hartwig, Triplepoint’s regional sales manager for eastern and southern states. Julie knows her stuff: She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, … Continue reading



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Winery Pond Odor Control: A Case Study

A winery pond or lagoon can be an ideal treatment option for process wastewater because it is relatively low-maintenance, sustainable, easy to operate, and cost-effective. A pond with sufficient capacity can easily cope with the peak loads and changes in … Continue reading



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Diagnosing and Correcting Nutrient Deficiency in Industrial Lagoons

Nutrient deficiency, or the lack of sufficient levels of ammonia and phosphorus, can prevent an industrial wastewater lagoon from removing BOD adequately. In this episode of LDIB-TV, our own Julie Hartwig explains how to diagnose and correct industrial lagoon nutrient … Continue reading



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How meth lab discharge affects a wastewater lagoon

Pretty much everything that happens in town eventually makes its way into the wastewater system. So what happens to your lagoon if there’s a methamphetamine lab? An operator asked us whether meth lab discharge would upset his lagoon. Since meth … 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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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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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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Lagoon Duckweed: Friend or Foe?

Duckweed, or water lens, is a rapidly growing, invasive aquatic plant that loves wastewater lagoons due to the presence of nutrients ammonia and phosphorus. Since summertime is high season for lagoon duckweed, it seems like a good time to talk … 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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