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Emerging Trends

Another Observation From a Road Warrior! In the world of water and wastewater, emerging trends are beginning to influence the entire industry. In my travels around the country, I am discovering that issues in Arizona are also occurring in Washington, and issues in...

How to Improve Your Lagoon with Bioaugmentation Kathleen Kelly shares 4 ways to improve your lagoon using bio augmentation. Perfect for industrial or municipal lagoons of any size and flow rate.

Webinar – Plant Startup with Tanner Hartsock Tanner Hartsock M.S. takes us through the process of starting a wastewater plant and considers different options operators have in solving their challenges. What we didn’t expect was to get such a glowing endorsement from a...

Managing Septage and Grease Haulers

Road Warrior’s Series: Managing Haulers My first response when I hear of systems agreeing to take on Grease and/or Septic discharge to their system is to “just say NO!” How these materials affect wastewater systems is dependent...

Where Have All the Snowbirds Gone?

Another Road Warrior Observation F:M Issues In my travels this year, as limited as they have been (yes, I am suffering from severe hotel withdrawal), I have observed a recurring issue hampering the optimum efficiency of wastewater operations. This issue is the lack of...

Nitrification in Cold Weather

One thing that is definite is understanding of when water temperatures get cold your bugs may not be so happy. One thing that has continued to show up year after year for the last 25 years in the environmental business, especially the wastewater industry, is the idea...

Public Education FOG Rick Allen discusses methods for educating the public on fats, oils and grease. This is a short webinar that lasts about 18 minutes.

Biological Nutrient Removal

Biological nutrient removal (BNR) is a process used for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater before it is discharged. BNR Challenges Conventional biological processes typically do not remove total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) to meet the...

Wastewater System Restart or Initial Start Up?

In the world of wastewater these days there are many challenges that will occur. Some you may have already seen and some may appear in the near future.  One of these many challenges is how to get your plant activated if it is killed off by known or...

Corn Testimonial

Corn Testimonial

Darwin Jeffers of Phillips County, CO used BioLynceus® Lot 125® on his 2010 Conservation Reserve...

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Freshwater Pond 3 Acres 20 Feet Depth

Achieving good water clarity in freshwater ponds can be challenging, especially during spring and summer months. Algal growth is a common issue that increases suspended solids in open water bodies.

Excess algal biomass can be altered with bioaugmentation. Implementing bio-diverse cultures of bacteria to degrade accumulated organic matter at the bottom of freshwater ponds has proven effective for supporting healthy bacterial and algal community dynamics in the following case study.

Figure 1. Freshwater lake in Oregon park before ProBiotic Scrubber® bioaugmentation.

A three-acre freshwater lake in a public park in Oregon was originally a spring fed watering hole for cattle under the ownership of William S. Ladd, a former mayor of the area. In 1911, the spring and surrounding land were sold to the city to transform into a park.

The surface area and depth of the watering hole were enlarged to accommodate recreational use. Some years later, the park was named the “most beautiful park on the west coast” by the Pacific Coast Park Association and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The freshwater lake was having trouble maintaining year-round water clarity. Organic matter had accumulated at the bottom of the lake and was promoting algal growth in the summer months after the lake would turn-over.

During this process, nutrients in the lake organic matter were mobilized in the water column and used to generate algal and cyanobacterial biomass. Water clarity in the lake was important to the aesthetic and recreational value of the park.

Furthermore, the water body had toxic cyanobacteria inhabitance. These populations of bacteria are a known health risk for people and pets. In order to improve water clarity and safety in the lake, the park management employed BioLynceus® bioremediation to degrade organic substrate at the bottom of the water body to mitigate nutrient loading impacts.

Weekly doses of ProBiotic Scrubber® were inoculated in the lake to start treatment.
To determine the solids reduction during the treatment, water height profiling was conducted at 44 locations in the lake.

Measurements were taken before bioaugmentation, and after four and 12.5 months of dosing ProBiotic Scrubber®. Solid reduction values were found by comparing the water heights at each reference point on the three profiling dates.

Water heights were corrected by the difference in lake water height when profiling occurred (measured from same location). Over the first four months of treatment, the organic material at the bottom of the lake was reduced by an average of 6.5 inches (in).

Within the next eight and a half months, the organic bottom solids were minimized by an additional average of 15 in. The total average solids reduction was 21.5 in over 12.5 months.

BioLynceus® ProBiotic Scrubber® helps water clarity in freshwater systems.