Lagoon lemna, or duckweed, has been a popular topic on our Lagoons Do It Better Facebook group lately. That’s because, like algae and sludge, duckweed is just one of those things that comes with the territory. In our latest episode of LDIB-TV, Patrick Hill gives the lowdown on duckweed. Watch the video and read below for highlights.
Unmixed wastewater treatment ponds can experience turnover in the spring, so it’s the time of the year when operators (and local residents) are most concerned about unpleasant wastewater odors. Although spring lagoon turnover and its accompanying odors may be normal and expected, that doesn’t mean they are tolerated. In this short article, we’ll explain what causes ponds to turn over and what can be done to mitigate odor issues.
Following is a video case study of Benton, Missouri. They upgraded their wastewater lagoon facility with a NitrOx Lagoon MBBR to meet their new low ammonia limits. Watch the video and read on for highlights.
A lagoon aeration system will require some method to convey air from the onshore blower to each aeration unit. Two distribution methods are typical: individual air lines or lagoon laterals, either submerged and fixed to the bottom; or floating on the surface.
In this article we’ll compare the benefits and drawbacks of individual air lines and lagoon laterals to help you to determine which method is best for your application.
The lagoon MBBR, or moving bed biofilm reactor, is a proven technology for the removal of lagoon ammonia through biological nitrification. In this article, we’ll describe MBBR technology and how it’s been adapted for lagoon ammonia treatment. Then, we’ll explain how Triplepoint’s patented NitrOx® Process improves on the lagoon MBBR by adding a heating element to ensure year round nitrification in cold climates and show how an installation performed during the brutal Polar Vortex cold snap in January 2019.
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 influent volume and temperature common with winery wastewater.
Like municipal lagoons, however, a winery lagoon can emit unpleasant odors if dissolved oxygen levels are inadequate. In this article, we’ll review the characteristics of winery wastewater and why lagoon treatment can be a good option, then present a case study of a winery lagoon that added Triplepoint’s AeroHub fine bubble aeration to solve an odor issue.
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 →
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 →
It’s our belief, our motto, and our mission. Lagoons provide reliable, cost-effective, low maintenance wastewater treatment, and should be reinvented, not replaced. We’ve dedicated our 30+ years of lagoon engineering expertise to innovating technologies that leverage existing infrastructure while minimizing capital expense. Our cutting-edge lagoon process solutions include efficient lagoon aeration and mixing, cold weather ammonia-nitrogen removal, advanced lagoon treatment, and tertiary phosphorus removal.