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Proper Lagoon Management to Reduce Odor and Excessive Sludge Accumulation

Livestock and poultry operations frequently use anaerobic lagoons as liquid waste storage and treatment structures. In a lagoon, organic waste is diluted with water and bacteria decompose the organic matter. During decomposition, solids that cannot be liquefied by bacteria settle out as sludge. The treated liquid and dilution water, called effluent, are used by livestock and poultry producers as fertilizer. Effluent also can be recycled for manure handling in a flush system. Efficiency To be efficient, a lagoon must be properly designed. The size of a lagoon is… Read More →