Our previous blog highlights our most-read wastewater lagoon articles of 2017. Here you’ll find the Top 10 most-watched 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 interviews with industry experts. Subscribe to both and you’ll be first to know when we post something new!
Conventional wisdom says that wastewater lagoons must be replaced with mechanical plants to meet limits for nutrients like ammonia and phosphorus, and we’re here to tell you that’s not so! Lagoons provide reliable, cost-effective, low maintenance wastewater treatment, and should be reinvented, not replaced.
Lagoons Do It Better TV tackles wastewater lagoon aeration, comparing lagoon surface aerators, fine and coarse bubble diffused aeration, and Triplepoint’s MARS lagoon aerator.
New EPA rules have mandated that wastewater lagoons remove ammonia. Learn the 6 key factors—oxygen, BOD, pH, temperature, mixing, and biomass—that contribute to lagoon nitrification.
Lagoon sludge is a normal part of lagoon wastewater treatment, and it’s usually not a problem until it is allowed to build up in excess. In this episode of Lagoons Do It Better TV, learn what causes sludge and how lagoon sludge can impact treatment by releasing ammonia and BOD back into the water column.
From WEFTEC 2016, lagoon specialist Patrick Hill discusses lagoon algae with an expert from LG Sonic. Topics include common problems lagoon algae can cause, traditional approaches to algae treatment, and how LG Sonic’s ultrasonic technology works to monitor and control algae.
An operator in Georgia shared with us this video of lagoon sludge swarming with tiny red worms. Read our blog, Why are these red worms in the lagoon?, to learn what they are, why they appear, and how to get rid of them.
The Lakewood Wastewater Authority handles municipal and egg processing industrial wastewater for the Village of Lake Odessa, Michigan. The existing surface aspirators at the Lake Odessa facility were not able to keep the wastewater lagoon properly mixed. As a result, a dense sludge mat built up on the surface and putrid odors were leading to complaints from nearby residents. After a 12 unit MARS pilot test that resulted in the breakup of the sludge mat within the first hour of operation, Lake Odessa decided to install a full MARS system. The system has been in operation since 2013 and currently maintains a DO of 2–4 mg/L with no odors or sludge at the surface of the lagoon.
Good lagoon aeration is crucial to adequate operation of an aerated lagoon system. The existing surface aerators at the Village of Pinckney had reached the end of their useful lives so they turned to Triplepoint’s MARS aeration system to improve oxygen transfer efficiency and mixing. They were able to install the new aeration system without taking the lagoons offline and have managed to improve treatment by 20% with a higher oxygen transfer efficiency.
This 90 minute webinar covers the fundamentals of lagoon aeration, including design factors, how to calculate aeration requirements based on field conditions, and a comparison of aeration technologies.
New EPA rules have mandated that wastewater lagoons remove ammonia. Review the pros and cons of four popular lagoon ammonia solutions, including in-lagoon media, lagoon covers, aerated rock filters, and Triplepoint’s NitrOx Process.
Wastewater Lagoon Videos
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