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Main Title Waste treatment lagoons--state of the art /
Author McKinney, Ross E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dornbush, James N.
Vennes, John Wesley,
McKinney, Ross E.
CORP Author Missouri Basin Engineering Health Council.
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA/17090-EHX-07-71
OCLC Number 00416183
Subjects Sewage lagoons
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 17090-EHX-07-71 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2014
EJBD  EPA 17090-EHX-07-71 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/14/2014
ELBD  EPA 17090-EHX-07-71 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/04/2011
EMBD  WPCR 17090 EHX 07/71 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/10/1994
Collation vi, 152 pages ; 28 cm.
"[Prepared] for the Office of Research and Monitoring, Environmental Protection Agency." "EPA/17090-EHX-07-71." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
A review of published literature and field evaluations revealed the presence of over 3500 waste treatment lagoons currently in operation in the United States. The three types of lagoons in use include: Oxidation lagoons; Aerated lagoons; and Anaerobic lagoons. Oxidation lagoons depend upon algae to supply oxygen by photosynthesis and degrade the waste products. Effluent quality is determined by the quantity of algae in the effluent and several methods of algae removal are currently under investigation. Aerated lagoons may be merely oxidation ponds with supplemental aeration, partially mixed activated sludge (facultative aerated) or complete mix activated sludge (CMAS) systems. Anaerobic lagoons can provide up to 80% BOD removals, but must be followed by some type of aerobic treatment to produce a high quality effluent. The review has demonstrated that lagoons do have applicability to the total waste treatment problem.