Featured Articles

  1. Activating The Sludge In Small Municipal Facultative Waste Lagoon Systems
    6/2/2015

    Wastewater treatment lagoons were originally facultative in design — shallow, single and multi-cell lagoon systems that counted on wind, sunlight, anaerobic bacteria, and time for the digestion of the organic components of the wastewater.

  2. A New, Cost-Efficient Way To De-Sludge Your Lagoon
    3/24/2014

    Most small towns, all over the world, utilize lagoons for treating their wastewater. Many rural industries also utilize lagoons for storm-water and wastewater treatment. While industrial plants may be able to pay for activated sludge treatment of one design or another, small municipalities simply do not have a choice in treating their small populations’ wastes. By Jim Dartez

  3. Eliminating Sludge Islands In Your Wastewater Lagoon
    12/12/2013

    Old municipal and industrial wastewater lagoons have the tendency to build islands of sludge at various locations around the lagoon. It is most common for older lagoons to build such islands wherever wastewater enters the lagoons. By Jim Dartez

  4. Sewper Rx – Odor Reducing And Sludge Eliminating Bacteria
    9/13/2012

    Reliant Water Technologies’ Sewper Rx is a patented poly-microbial blend of facultative bacteria specifically selected for their ability to degrade organic waste and eliminate noxious odor. 

  5. Waste Lagoon Rehabilitation A New Look At An Old Problem
    9/19/2011

    Throughout the last half-century the municipal and industrial wastewater treatment industry has depended heavily upon the use of waste lagoons in order to provide relatively clean water that could be returned to the environment. These are often called stabilization lagoons. By Jim Dartez, RELIANT Water Technologies

  6. A Return On Investment With Bio-Augmentation
    5/29/2012

    Henderson, Louisiana is located directly in the center of what is commonly considered ‘Cajun Country.’ Right next door to Breaux Bridge, the town that is known as ‘The Crawfish Capital of the World’; our claim to fame is dealing with the crowds and traffic of that festival every spring. By Ray Robin

  7. Revitalizing A Hog Waste Lagoon
    3/20/2012

    A North Carolina hog grower with a brood barn of 200 full-grown sows contacted Reliant Water Technologies to see if we could assist him with one of his waste lagoons. The plan was to locate an aerator on one end of the lagoon and allow for the forward flow of water from a coarse bubble airlift to ‘push’ the water forward. By Jim Dartez, RELIANT Water Technologies

  8. Video Exposes Sludge Reduction Efficiency Of Unique Wastewater Lagoon Aerator
    6/5/2013

    The Reliant Water Technologies Lagoon Master (formerly Model WQA) aerator has captured the interest of the global waste lagoon industry over the past several years.  With hundreds of these unique aerators now in use around the world, there is finally a video that provides visual proof of the underwater flow/action that takes place with just 4 (2.98 kW) total horsepower (HP).  The unique water moving action of the Lagoon Master ‘fluidizes the sludge’ so that the natural bacteria in the sludge can more readily break down the organic fractions in the sludge.  Actually, this action utilizes only 2 (1.5 kW) HP for effectively reducing the sludge in an area of well over an acre of surface water.

  9. Water Moving Aerator: How And Why It Works
    9/9/2013

    There are two, 2 HP, regenerative blowers on top of the Lagoon Master; each is connected to a set of bubble forming diffuser grids.

  10. Reliant Water Technologies Introduces The Model 2400 Optical Dissolved Oxygen System
    10/5/2012

    Reliant Water Technologies recently introduced the new Model 2400 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring and Control System.