Lagoon Disposal of Water Treatment Plant Wastes

by Paul H. King, Assoc. Prof. of San. Engrg.; Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg, VA,
Walter S. Medding, Civ. Engr.; U.S. Army Engr. Command, Stuttgart, Germany,
Clifford W. Randall, Assoc. Prof. of San Engrg.; Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg, Virginia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 1031-1033

Document Type: Journal Paper


The use of lagoons for concentration and storage of sludges is frequently a desirable method leading to satisfactory disposal of the water treatment plant wastes. The 6,000,000 gpd water treatment plant of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-VPI Water Authority includes a 1,000,000-gal water lagoon built for sludge concentration and storage. In view of the limited data available on the operational efficiency of such lagoons, studies were conducted to analyze the performance of this unit and to subsequently develop design parameters and recommend operational procedures for lagoon disposal of these wastes.

Subject Headings: Water treatment plants | Water storage | Waste storage | Lagoons | Waste disposal | Waste treatment plants | Sludge | Recycling

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