Lagoon covers are a very effective (and increasingly popular) way to enhance wastewater pollution control. Lagoon covers for municipal, industrial, and agricultural applications can offer a number of important benefits:
- Odor control. The odors produced by wastewater lagoons can be especially offensive to people living nearby. Odor control by chemicals and other approaches can be costly and isn't always effective. A lagoon cover, by contrast, seals the lagoon from the outside air, providing reliable control of odors.
- Wave control. Steady winds can cause waves and splashing in a lagoon. A cover provides a simple way to isolate the water from the winds above.
- Methane/biogas recapture. Possibly the best reason of all to consider a wastewater lagoon cover -- the offensive odors given off by wastewater lagoons actually indicate the presence of valuable gases like methane. Instead of losing these gases to the atmosphere, capture them with a gas-capture lagoon cover. The payback period for a lagoon cover and electric cogeneration system can be very short -- just a matter of months, under the right conditions! Once the capital cost is covered, all of the energy recaptured becomes pure profit to your operation.
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last revised 10.6.2005