lagoon aeration 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Eliminating sludge islands in your wastewater lagoon

    Old municipal and industrial wastewater lagoons have the tendency to build islands of sludge at various locations around the lagoon. It is most common for older lagoons to build such islands wherever wastewater enters the lagoons. Of course, this is because the solids entering the lagoon have enough weight to fall out of the water as flow velocity is reduced, so the solids pile up just after ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • The elimination of fecal coliforms and e. coli in lagoons

    Many horse racetracks throughout the world are designed to drain water from the track into a lagoon that is located in the infield of the track. Due to the track being predominantly used for horse racing, there is a high amount of fecal coliform, especially of the Escherichia coli species, bacteria in the water that drains from the track. During the racing season, fecal coliform and E. coli ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • The rehabilitation of 43 year old waste lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town’s waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant’s final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Duck Pond Cellars (Lagoon Cleanout) - Case Study

    TenCate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE CHALLENGE Wineries around the world utilize waste lagoons to deposit the waste products from the wine making process.  This includes the pulpy residue, known as "pomace", and the ...

  • Removal of sludge deposits from the floor of a lagoon case study

    Massive fat oil and grease sludge deposits on the floor of the lagoon were contaminating the lagoon in the following pictures. The depth of these deposits was such that they were protruding through the surface of the water. The customer required their removal. The surface aerator installed for the purposes of mixing and oxygenation can be seen in the picture. In order to deal with these deposits ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • James river lagoon , Marathon, Ont., Canada - Case Study

    New federal and provincial guidelines for treatment of industrial waste have resulted in the construction of a secondary waste water treatment facility at a pulp mill in Marathon, Ont. The mill, owned by James River - Marathon, is located on the north shore of Lake Superior approximately 300 km west of Thunder Bay and includes a large secondary treatment basin which is 375 m long x 278 m wide x 5 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Improving Winery Lagoon Performance, Sludge Removal & Efficiency - Case Study

    Overview A winery in California faced the challenge of optimizing and treating their wastewater pond in a sustainable manner. The winery had brush rotors frequently breaking down, which were very difficult and time consuming to repair. They were seeking a more reliable option. Aeration Industries International provided that solution in more ways than one. ...

  • Get more for less: cost-effective solutions for lagoon conversions

    As federal and state regulatory agencies continue enforcing more stringent nutrient removal policies and increasing the plant capacity of wastewater systems becomes essential, the cost of maintaining a productive wastewater system skyrockets. While pricey, meeting the new goals set by the municipalities and industries is an unavoidable necessity. But, there is an alternative to starting from ...

  • European processor eliminates maintenance headaches

    Problem Wastewater treatment became a huge headache for this large, European sugar processing company. The plant had installed many different types of aeration equipment in its activated sludge, aerated lagoon system. The company was dedicated to meeting all the environmental standards for its country. In their quest to find the best equipment, they had tried ...

  • Case Study: Barboursville, the “Best Little Village in the state,” just got better

    Barboursville, which bills itself as the “Best Little Village in the State of West Virginia,” has just completed an impressive upgrade to its wastewater treatment lagoon.  What makes the upgrade impressive?  Try this: Increased capacity of the existing lagoon from 600,000 gpd to 1,500,000 gpd. Had no disruption of treatment during construction. Total project costs of less than ...


    By Environetics, Inc.

  • Fairplay, CO - case study

    The Challenge The Fairplay Sanitation District was challenged in meeting their ammonia permit limits and wanted a process that would produce a stable effluent in a small footprint. Influent water temperatures were regularly recorded in between 6°C and 10°C. Due to these cold temperatures, nitrification was not being achieved on a consistent basis. Additionally, the District had to ...

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