Algae in Lagoons


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Lab Services:



Filamentous Identification Lab Service. One reason to identify filaments is to determine the filaments characteristics and then determine the type present.  If the type is found out, a root cause can usually be associated with a particular filament.  If the cause is known, then a correction can be made to alleviate problems. Chlorination is only a quick fix.  Without process changes, filaments will grow back after chlorination.

Wastewater Biomass Analyses and Cooling Tower Analyses also available


Training Materials:



Training is an integral part of any job. Not everyone is at the same level of training. Many people want beginning concepts and basics. Some need technical information or troubleshooting. Some want equipment, technology or process information.

We have developed a full set of Basic training, Advanced training, Filamentous Identification the Easy Way as well as custom training CD's Manuals. We also provide hands-on training classes and soon will have an Online "E-University".


Audits and Consulting:


At Environmental Leverage® Inc., we have a team of experienced individuals who come into your plant with a fresh pair of eyes.  The system is checked from influent to effluent.  System optimization, equipment efficiency and operational excellence are key components explored. Key Benefits Equipment efficiency Total Cost of Operation reductions Reliability and safety

An onsite audit is conducted to examine system parameters, process controls, and current monitor and control procedures. A physical walk-through is conducted, process flow diagrams are examined, previous design criteria are examined and current standard operating procedures are evaluated along with data logs.




Troubleshooting Algae in Lagoons: Algae Control & Solutions

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Pests or natures helpers. . . . .

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Well, there are mixed opinions on Algae- are they truly pests or do they help clean up some of the excess chemicals found in our waterways and provide a food source for aquatic life?


Algae can be found growing in ponds, lakes, in clarifiers, de-chlorination tanks, etc.
More than 10,000 living diatom species are known, there are over 8,000 species of Algae, there are 1500 species of  Blue Green algae or Cyanobacteria, there are 6000 species of red algae or Rhodophyta . . . . the list goes on and on- ok, so identification is not as important as why is it growing, how it impacts my plant and how to get rid of it!!!


Algae Control: With summer time here, and lots of plants, ornamental ponds, lakes and lagoons having difficulties with algae control, we are going to put together a few pages on plants and their issues. Then we will put together the types of algae that can be found as an fyi, because in reality, most of the algae that are growing in your plant, regardless of species, need to be controlled and removed!


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There are various different controls depending upon the type of system, the cause and the location of the algae, maintenance, weir brushes, sprayers, manual scraping, control of nutrients, biological products, chlorination,  etc.. MicroClear® 101 for biological removal of algae. This product is a high potency bacteria-laden, powedered formulation for use in controlling algae through the competition of available nutrients in the water.


Algae Control & Removal: Click here to read the Product Bulletin for MicroClear® 101 for Algae Control & Solutions.

See our Troubleshooting guide for Algae problems.

Problems associated with Algae:
Algae can cause numerous problems.  Algae can cause TSS problems in a system, can give false BOD readings, can clog pumps, cause short circuiting if build-up is on the weirs of a clarifier.


These photomicrographs were taken from many wastewater treatment plant Lagoons. 



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Canadian Geese control is one way to keep out excess waste in lagoons that can add supplemental nutrients that cause algae growth.


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Here you can see the wires stretched across the lagoons. Geese need a long runway to land and take off, so the wire stops them from visiting the lagoon.


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Duckweed can grow very quickly if there is sufficient BOD and nutrients available


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Aeration is a must in large lagoons.


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A huge papermill with algae and duckweed problems


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After plant audit, minor process changes and implementation of our dual bioaugmentation program-Duckweed harvester


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Wetlands at a gunpowder plant


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Huge lagoons at a papermill

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Water fountain after a lagoon at an oil refinery to give additional aeration                                 MicroClear® 101 bioaugmentation Click this Link for Product pdf document for Algae Solutions: Algae removal and Algae control.


Bioaugmenation in Rivers and Lakes

Algae Case Histories


Call Environmental Leverage® today to learn more about an Algae control program! Call 630-906-9791 or email us at:

MicroClear® 101

Microscopic analyses of your system

More Troubleshooting for Algae Control & Solutions

Algae in Wastewater Lagoons

Algae in various parts of a treatment plant

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Algae in Lakes

Algae in Large Lakes

Algae in Clarifiers

Algae Species

Algae Photomicrographs

Algae Removal- Bioaugmentation

Algae Problems and solutions

Algae in Various parts of the Plant

Mystery bug of the Month- Algae

Salton Sea Diatoms

Salton Sea Algae

Salton Sea Free swimming ciliates

Wastewater Training Classes

Wastewater Training CD's