buildup of sludge over time degrades the performance of most
lagoons. Eventually, the effluent will go out of compliance on
suspended solids or turbidity. With American Process Group high
volume dredges, we can remove the solids content (slurry) from the
bottom of a lagoon without requiring the lagoon to be drained.
Whether it is a primary, secondary, activated, settling, or
whatever type of lagoon, pond, basin, or lake you may have, we have
the knowledge to remove the solids while allowing the lagoon to
remain in active service.
American Process Group has experience on
most types of lagoons in Pulp & Paper, Wastewater Treatment,
Water Treatment, Lake Remediation, Oil & Gas and other industries. We can
work in lined lagoons without causing damage to the liner, regardless if it is man made or earthen.
Prior to quoting on a project, we will
typically perform a site visit where we will travel out onto a
lagoon to profile the sludge layer and take samples. We then
perform lab analysis on the samples and with the profile
information, we can determine how much solid material is in the
lagoon. If the project also includes dewatering, we also
perform lab analysis to see what results we can expect from the
dewatering process. Data such as throughput, polymer dosage, cake
dryness and the like can be estimated up front so there are no surprises
once a project is executed.