Lagoons are one of the oldest and most cost-effective ways to treat municipal wastewater. Lagoon treatment systems are often found in rural and small municipalities where enough land is readily available. Even with the latest generation of wastewater permits with BOD/COD, TSS, ammonia and phosphate removal required for needed effluent treatment; a lagoon system offers the easiest to operate at the lowest cost for many facilities and towns.
There are four types of lagoons seen in field practice:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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