Below is a chart of the TSS removal rates at a full scale installation. This installation is using Bio-Domes in a small section of pond #2 (see the “Days in Lagoon System” figure) that was sectioned off using a hanging curtain to ensure the water flows through “Bio-Dome alley.” Even though the installation was originally designed for BOD removal, the TSS removal rates were equally as impressive. Originally, the facility utilized a six-cell lagoon system to treat their water. Since the installation of the Bio-Domes, the facility has stopped using three of the cells and is able to remain in compliance.
WCS recently performed a pilot study at a refinery in Louisiana. Using our warm weather pilot unit, we were able to bring the ammonia levels in their water down to below 1 mg / L. In addition to ammonia removal, the pilot unit was able to make a significant difference in the appearance (TSS levels) of the wastewater as well. Below is a photograph taken of two samples from the refinery. The bottle on the left is a sample of the influent, and the bottle on the right is a sample of the effluent. The picture says it all: