aerated lagoon Articles

  • Tracer studies on an aerated lagoon

    The city of Palmerston North, New Zealand, has two aerated lagoons as its secondary treatment facility. Interest about treatment efficiency led to an investigation into the hydraulics in the second lagoon to determine if further optimisation was viable. A tracer study using rhodamine WT was undertaken to ascertain the stimulus response output. Samples were also taken at 24 points within the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater lagoons – a new aeration concept

    The use of wastewater treatment lagoons, or stabilization ponds, is a common practice for rural municipalities and industrial facilities. Through the years there have been numerous designs for these ‘sludge settling basins,’ ranging from facultative, partial aerated, and fully aerated systems. But the primary reason for these systems is to utilize relatively shallow earthen ponds, or ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Lagoon Aeration - Sleep Eye, MN

    Mazzei Aeration System Solves Lagoon Odors and High Maintenance Problems Sleepy Eye, MN The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility in central Minnesota was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon ...


    By Mazzei Injector Company, LLC

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • Pulp and paper mill aerated lagoon phosphorus optimization

    The Domtar (formerly Weyerhaeuser) Kamloops, BC bleached Kraft pulp mill discharges treated process wastewater to the Thompson River. The River and downstream Kamloops Lake have historically been identified as nutrient sensitive, with phosphorus contributing to algal growth. The BC Ministry of the Environment required that the mill perform a phosphorus optimization study to minimize phosphorus ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

    Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement or simplified analyses, ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

     ABSTRACT Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement ...

  • Aeration boosts USA’s largest lagoon system

    The city reports, 'The entire aeration system has surpassed all our expectations.' Problem In 1989, a growing population prompted this northwestern USA community to expand the efficiency and capacity of its wastewater treatment facility. The original unaerated lagoon system had been built in 1967 and had worked adequately for many years. But, the system needed additional treatment ...

  • Performance of Floating Horizontal Aerators in Aerated Lagoons and Oxidation Ditches

    INTRODUCTION When selecting aeration equipment to use for a specific application, issues to address include reliability, serviceability, capital cost, system appurtenances, and cost of operation and maintenance. Another important consideration is oxygen transfer rate (OTR). Horizontal floating aerators have relatively high transfer rates and have been used successfully in aerated lagoons and ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Performance of a dual-power, multicellular, aerated lagoon system in Corcoran, California

    A dual-power, multicellular, aerated (DPMC) lagoon system was designed and constructed for the city of Corcoran, California. The new process brought the plant into a full compliance with California Regional Water Quality Control Board (CRWQCB) effluent limits while saving approximately $110,000 per year in energy costs. The project was a modification of an existing aerated/ facultative (A/F) ...


    By Environetics, Inc.

  • Post Lagoon Nitrification in Cold Climates

    A Submerged Attached Growth Reactor (SAGR) Demonstration Site has been in operation following a primary aerated lagoon in Steinbach, MB since August 2007. This system provides nitrification, with influent winter water temperatures (post lagoon) below 0.5 degrees Celsius. The performance objective of the system was to achieve effluent cBOD5 and TSS levels of less than 10 mg/L, and ammonia of less ...


    By Nelson Environmental Inc.

  • Case study - Mazzei aeration system solves lagoon odors and high maintenance problems

    The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon is used for BOD reduction and polishing before the water is discharged to a near-by creek. Several surface ...

  • Case study - Mazzei aeration system eliminates odors from winery wastewater lagoons - Madera, CA

    The Problem: A California winery was having odor problems from its wastewater evaporation lagoons. The wash and wastewater from this facility contain large amounts of organic matter. The wastewater is collected and pumped to two main lagoons for evaporation, percolation, and sprinkler irrigation. The high organic loading results in high BOD levels, and over time, the lack of oxygen in the ...


    By Mazzei Injector Company, LLC

  • Analysis of nitrogenous and algal oxygen demand in effluent from a system of aerated lagoons followed by polishing pond

    In this descriptive-analytical study, nitrogenous and algal oxygen demand were assessed for effluent from a system of facultative partially mixed lagoons followed by the polishing pond using 120 grab samples over 1 year. Filtered and non-filtered samples of polishing pond effluent were tested in the presence and absence of a nitrification inhibitor. Effective factors, including 5-day biochemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aerated 44 Acre Lagoon Meets Compliance with Aire-O2 System - Case Study

    The 65 Aire-O2® aerators create a “flow linkage” in the gigantic 44 acre (75 MG) oxidation-like oval lagoon and operate 24 hours/dayProblem This southwestern city experienced overloading problems with its huge 44-acre (75 MG) aerated lagoon. The plant serves a population of 225,000 and also treats industrial wastewater from petroleum ...

  • Case study - Aerated 44 acre lagoon meets compliance with Aire-O2® system

    The 65 AIRE-O2® aerators create a 'flow linkage' in the gigantic 44 acre (75 MG) oxidation-like oval lagoon and operate 24 hours/day Problem This southwestern city’s experienced overloading problems with its huge 44-acre (75 MG) aerated lagoon. The plant serves a population of 225,000 and also, treats industrial wastewater from petroleum refinery, food processing, and ...

  • Largest lagoon in North America relies on AIRE-O2® TRITON process aerator/mixer

    'The Triton and AIRE-O2® aeration equipment have surpassed all our expectation.' Problem This western USA municipality has a 494 acre (200 ha) lagoon system. They installed 68 AIRE-O2® aspirator aerators in 1989 into its 7 lagoons. Officials were very pleased with the performance efficiency of the system, especially with the challenge of their huge lagoons and severe winters. With a ...

  • Computational fluid dynamics simulations of membrane filtration process adapted for water treatment of aerated sewage lagoons

    The aim of this study is to apply the membrane bioreactor technology in an oxidation ditch in submerged conditions. This new wastewater filtration process will benefit rural areas (<5,000 population equivalent) subject to chronic water shortages by reusing this water for irrigation of green areas. For this purpose, the membranes developed without support are immersed in an aeration well ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Achieving nitrification in sewage lagoons with an innovative floating RBC

    The research involved the newly developed floating rotating biological contactor (FRBC), a unique unit consisting of a rotating cage filled with hollow, spherical packing of injection molded plastic. The cage rotates to provide biomass a chance to contact both substrate and air. A partially mixed three-cell aerated lagoon was selected for the study. The lagoon received about 114 m3/d of domestic ...

  • Environmental Industrial Water & Algae Control in lagoons and ponds.

    Proven site trails and report shows a excellent reduction/removal of Microcystis and filamentous algae where we proved excellent results with ASMP-1000.A systems These ponds are characterised by large open lagoons with a fairly high residence time of water and UV exposure in the summer months. During the holding period in the open reservoirs, filamentous algae start growing ...

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