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 deficiency.

This video is the first presented by Julie Hartwig, Triplepoint’s Regional Sales Manager for eastern and southern states. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and recently earned her master’s in Environmental Engineering from Penn State. Formerly a water and wastewater treatment rep for a major water technology company, Julie has extensive experience working with industrial manufacturing and food & beverage facilities. Watch the video and read on for highlights. Continue reading

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Winter Lagoon Optimization: Preparing for Cold Weather

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Water temperature affects virtually every aspect of wastewater lagoon performance. As lagoon expert Steve Harris states in his operators’ guide, Wastewater Lagoon Troubleshooting, “Water temperature is a reliable predictor of water quality and can aid the operator in preparing for changes in pond performance.” In this article, we’ll review the effects of cold temperatures on a lagoon and highlight methods of winter lagoon optimization. Continue reading

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Lagoon Aeration Retrofit: A Video Lagoon Case Study

A lagoon aeration retrofit can improve treatment and save thousands of dollars in energy, operations, and maintenance costs. Replacing a coarse bubble aeration system with MARS aeration maintains the mixing performance of coarse bubbles and combines it with fine bubble oxygen transfer efficiency to maximize lagoon treatment.

Because MARS aerators are portable, the retrofit can be completed with minimal operational disruption and leverage the existing blower and header infrastructure. La Grande, Oregon, installed a MARS aeration system in just two days and got their system back in compliance.

Watch our video case study and read below for highlights. Continue reading

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Efficient Lagoon Aeration: The AeroHub Fine Bubble Lagoon Aerator

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Fine bubble aeration is a popular method of lagoon-based wastewater treatment due to its superior oxygen transfer efficiency. Our MARS aerator adds a coarse bubble static tube to fine bubble diffusers to combine that oxygenation efficiency with turbulent mixing.

Sometimes, though, lagoon mixing isn’t necessary or desirable. For that reason we’ve developed the AeroHub Fine Bubble Lagoon Aerator, an efficient fine bubble only aerator that provides the benefits of fine bubble lagoon aeration while eliminating many of its drawbacks.

Read on to learn the benefits of fine bubble lagoon aeration and how to determine when the AeroHub is the best aeration technology for a particular application. Continue reading

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Preventing Fall Lagoon Odor Caused by Seasonal Turnover

fall lagoon odorOctober 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 of fall lagoon odor and how to prevent it. Continue reading

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Lagoons Do It Better: Learn How at WEFTEC 2018 Booth #1217

weftec 2018We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at WEFTEC 2018 in a couple of weeks. We’ll be in Booth #1217 in Hall B2. Click on the banner at right and use our promo code, EVITES449, for a free expo registration. Stop by and let us demonstrate how Triplepoint can help your Lagoons Do It Better.

We’re eager to show you what we’ve been up to and hear from you what’s going on in your area. Nutrient removal is still the most pressing challenge for many wastewater lagoons, so we’ve developed solutions to meet more stringent permit limits within your existing lagoon system without breaking the bank. Continue reading

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Replacing Fine Bubble Lagoon Aeration: A Video Case Study

Fine bubble aeration is a popular method of wastewater lagoon treatment. A fine bubble lagoon aeration system is installed at the bottom and releases tiny bubbles that slowly rise to the surface of the water. Because the bubbles are so small, they rise relatively slowly and have a very large surface area, which maximizes oxygen transfer. But while fine bubble lagoon aeration provides excellent oxygen transfer efficiency, it’s not very good at providing mixing, which can lead to sludge buildup and insufficient treatment.

Our latest video case study takes a look at the upgrade of the lagoon system in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, which replaced its inadequate fine bubble lagoon aeration system with MARS units. Watch the video and read on for more information. Continue reading

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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. He’ll also review common pitfalls and often-overlooked factors that can result in insufficient treatment. Watch the video on our Triplepoint You Tube channel and read below for highlights.

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Lagoon Midge Flies: How to Control Chironomids and Red Worms

lagoon midge fliesLagoon midge flies, or chironomids, are common during warm summer temperatures, and swarms of them can drive local residents indoors. Midge fly larvae, or red worms, in a lagoon provide insight into lagoon conditions and their effect on effluent quality. Read on to learn why they appear, what they indicate about lagoon conditions, and how to control them. Continue reading

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