Lagoon MBBR: Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors for Ammonia Removal

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.

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Winery Pond Odor Control: A Case Study

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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.

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Most-Viewed Lagoon Videos of 2018 from Triplepoint’s You Tube Channels


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Our previous blog highlights our most popular wastewater lagoon topics of 2018. Here you’ll find last year’s Top 10 most-viewed lagoon videos from our YouTube channels. Our TriplepointWater channel features case studies and product information. On our Lagoons Do It Better channel you’ll find educational videos and webinars on topics of interest to lagoon operators and engineers, plus interviews with industry experts. Subscribe to both and you’ll be first to know when we post something new! Continue reading

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Most Popular Lagoon Topics of 2018 from Triplepoint’s Blog

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Now that 2018 is coming to a close, let’s take a look back and see which lagoon topics resonated with our blog readers this year. 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 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.

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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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