lagoon wastewater treatment Articles

  • Advanced Lagoon Treatment Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

    Lagoon-based wastewater treatment systems are popular around the world for their simplicity and cost-effectiveness. However, these systems are unable to reliably remove biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS) to less than 30 mg/L or achieve nitrification during winter months in cold climates. Several innovative modifications have been developed, which have the potential ...

  • 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 treatment and disposal retrofit at a small community wastewater facility

    Kendal~Crosslands Communities has managed its wastewater since the early 1970s by use of a lagoon treatment and spray irrigation disposal facility. The facility is the first in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to utilize the environmentally friendly spray irrigation method for disposal of treated wastewater. Spray irrigation has become a preferred method of land application disposal and a valuable ...

  • The Operation of Anaerobic Lagoons

    The operation of the anaerobic lagoon adjacent to Isfahan Wastewater Treatment Plant was studied over a 12- month period. The rate of organic loading, BOD and SS removal efficiencies and their relationships with organic reductions and ambient temperature were studied. A high correlation was found to hold among temperature, organic loading rate, and BOD 5 removal. A correlation coefficient of 87% ...


  • Water mixing in waste lagoons

    Man-made lagoons have been used worldwide for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater, it seems, forever. All waste lagoons were first designed and thoughtfully planned considering their locations, soil makeup, and waste reduction processes prior to being implemented. The biological process of organic waste reduction is always a consideration of waste lagoon designs. There are three ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Dramatic results in Panama’s Dairy Lagoons

    Nevada Dairy Processor’s wastewater lagoon system had totally failed. Treatment with AquaClean restored the natural condition of the lagoon, with the return of aquatic life and the elimination of odor. AquaClean was able to degrade the heavy loads of fats, oils and grease with on- going ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Lagoon Maintenance Dredging every Decade

    SRS Crisafulli has discovered the Rural Water Association.  This winter, Troy Fercho, Frank Robinson, Tristan Hoff and I attended shows in North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Idaho.   At these Rural Water Association Trade Shows, we promoted SRS Crisafulli's dredge equipment and rental services to assist communities in managing the long term, low cost ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • WEFTEC’ 2013 Lagoon wastewater treatment using Innovative bioaugmentation technology case study

    Introduction and Problem Statement Lagoon wastewater treatment systems employ a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes to treat wastewater. Lagoon wastewater treatment systems are simple, natural, energy efficient, and one of the most cost effective treatment options, especially for small and rural communities. Lagoon systems are easy to operate, require lower ...

  • 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 - Wastewater lagoon cover stops odor complaints

    Problem: United Liquid Waste Recycling (ULWR) successfully recycles food and beverage waste into valuable by-products such as fertilizer. Odors from their anaerobic treatment process needed to be stopped to enable ULWR in Watertown Wisconsin to expand. Their two lagoon anaerobic digesters needed an affordable system to control odors. ULWR injects their valuable fertilizer into farm fields twice ...

  • Abatement efficiency of municipal wastewater treatment plants using different technologies (Orbetello Lagoon, Italy)

    Two small-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants (Neghelli and Terrarossa) discharging effluents into a lagoon of great environmental interest and highly stressed by tourism (Orbetello, Italy) were monitored over the year 2001. We evaluated plants' performances developing a general efficiency indicator of removal to select the suitable purification technology (activated sludge, Neghelli vs. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solutions to expand treatment and disposal capacity of a lagoon facility in environmentally sensitive area

    The Callville Bay lagoon treatment and disposal facility, located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is currently operating at more than 85 percent of its capacity and has no capacity for future development demand. There is no volume redundancy for hydraulic dampening or for adequate maintenance. The infiltration pond is currently not functioning. A design analysis was conducted by HDR to ...

  • Poultry Abattoir Wastewater Treatment

    Poultry waste water lagoon system enabled to triple load after six years with high COD removal efficiencies and virtual elimination of odours - Waste ...

  • Ozone Based WasteWater Treatment

    The Australian Water Association held an international conference on 'Onsite and Decentralized' waste water treatment systems in Benalla, VIC. This was the abstract presented by Kyle Greene, Seair Canada Head of Research and Development. These portable wwtps are used in the extremes of northern Canada oil, gas and mining camps. Featuring: Heavy duty steel container, industrial weather coated, ...


  • Floating baffle system improves lagoon efficiency by 90%

    Industries and municipalities that deal with wastewater treatment are concerned with improving the efficiency of their wastewater treatment facilities. Lagoon efficiency, cost effective treatment, and low maintenance are important factors when purchasing treatment upgrades. Environetics, Inc. took these factors inlo consideration when they designed the Director floating baffle System. ...


    By Environetics, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Feasibility of a flow-through treatment regime by the EOH2O™ electrolytic oxidation process to meet BOD, TSS and ammonia discharge limits from municipal facultative wastewater lagoons

    The patented EOH2O electrolytic oxidation process has been employed as a continuous batch treatment system for reduction of nutrients, TSS, odor, and pathogens in manure lagoons for several years. Due to the positive results of such applications, several Pacific Coast rural municipalities approached Aquatic Technologies to determine if a constant flow-through treatment system could be designed to ...


  • 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, ...

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