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Ponds, Lagoons, and Wetlands for Wastewater Management by Matthew E. Verbyla

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CHAPTER 4

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PONDS AND LAGOONS

TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THIS CHAPTER

After reading this chapter, the reader will be able to:

1. Apply the different recommended approaches for designing wastewater treatment pond and lagoon systems and understand the strengths and limitations associated with each of them.

2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type of pond and lagoon.

3. Use the information presented here and in the other chapters to design a pond or lagoon system for the treatment of domestic wastewater.

4.1 INTRODUCTION

Wastewater treatment ponds essentially consist of reservoirs enclosed by earthen berms. They are designed to utilize energy from the sunlight and indigenous microorganisms ...

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