Lagoon Ammonia Removal

Cost-Effective Lagoon Ammonia Removal

lagoon ammonia removal

Triplepoint has developed a proven solution to remove lagoon ammonia that can be installed at 2/3 the cost of existing nitrification options, while also as low maintenance as a lagoon.

New Lagoon Ammonia effluent permits are posing a challenge for wastewater lagoon systems, which were not originally designed for cold weather lagoon ammonia removal. In many cases, these facilities are unable to meet their new ammonia limits in the winter months.  Triplepoint’s NitrOx® Process is a proven solution to remove lagoon ammonia that can be installed at 2/3 the cost of existing nitrification options, while also as low maintenance as a lagoon.

Mindful of the challenges facing municipal wastewater lagoon operators in meeting these new more stringent requirements for nitrification, Triplepoint has put its wastewater treatment expertise to work developing an effective nitrification system to facilitate ammonia removal in cold weather environments. Designed to work within existing infrastructure, the new Triplepoint NitrOx™ Reactor can effectively remove ammonia from lagoon effluents down to levels of less than 0.10 mg/L NH3-N at near freezing temperatures. All of this can be accomplished in a robust, low maintenance, and easy to operate system that can be installed at just 2/3 the cost of existing nitrification options.

The benefits of the new Triplepoint Ammonia Removal are:

  • Remove Lagoon Ammonia down to less than 0.10 mg/L NH3-N
  • Maintain treatment in water temperatures near freezing
  • Cost Effectively Retrofit your existing lagoons
  • A low maintenance treatment system
  • Robust design that will last as long as your lagoon

For more information about NitrOx, download our NitrOx Process Literature. If you would like further information on lagoon ammonia removal in general, download our Lagoon Ammonia Removal Whitepaper.

For a free, no obligation quote on a NitrOx System for your facility, fill out the form below.


2 Responses to Lagoon Ammonia Removal

  1. Eric Carrier says:

    We have a pulp and paper effluent treatment (ASB) that generates high level of nutrient from bnethal feedback. Would you have a solution for us?

  2. Patrick Hill says:

    It sounds like you’ve got one of two issues going on, either A) lack of mixing, or B) lack of aeration. And, it could be both. Activated sludge basins are designed to be “complete mix,” meaning all solids are in suspension at all times. This keeps the bugs, the oxygen, and the waste in constant contact. If you don’t mix properly (dead zones, lack of energy to keep solids in suspension), solids settle out and go anaerobic. Anaerobic digestion can cause a feedback of nutrients. If your mixing is adequate, then the reason for the benthal feedback would be lack of oxygen. Is your DO above 2mg/L in the basin? If the bugs don’t have enough O2 to respirate, they will go anaerobic and contribute to feedback.

    Solutions would be to add mixing if solids are not in suspension, with a focus on mixing dead zones. Adding aeration will add mixing, as well as additional O2. It might also be helpful to get a scope of the problem. How much accumulated sludge do you have? How organic is it? It might be worth doing a sludge profile as well as some core samples to test volatiles.

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