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Milestones

For over 30 years, Lemna Environmental Technologies, Inc. (LET) has been the trusted expert in lagoon wastewater treatment technologies and design.

1983

Lemna is founded in Minnesota to create cost-effective, operator-friendly wastewater treatment systems for communities and industrial clients.

1984

Lemna patents unique duckweed process that uses tiny aquatic plants that naturally treat wastewater by removing nutrients.

1985

Barrier grid is created to reduce wind and wave action and allow for full coverage of Lemna plants on treatment lagoons.

1992

Lemna expands lagoon treatment technology by introducing aeration and mixing into design of systems, enabling better BOD, TSS and ammonia treatment.

1996

Lemna introduces the LemTec Modular Insulated Cover, designed to provide heat retention, odor control, evaporation reduction and eliminated algae growth.

1997

Lemna develops the LemTec Biological Treatment Process (LBTP) for lagoon systems, which integrates technology to remove BOD, TSS and ammonia.

1998

The first aerated, covered lagoon is installed, incorporating the LBTP to address nitrification and ammonia treatment in cold climates.

2002

LemTec Gas Collection Covers are created to provide the ultimate solution for applications requiring complete containment and collection.

2005

Lemna introduces the LemTec Polishing Reactor (LPR), an attached-growth reactor providing supplemental BOD removal and ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) polishing.

2007

Lemna develops solution for phosphorus removal, employing a chemical dosing system, low horsepower pumps and mixers that can be incorporated into the LBTP.

2010

Lemna introduces Hexa-Cover into the US market, a segmented system that adapts to any pond or tank application.

2014

Lemna comes under new ownership and becomes Lemna Environmental Technologies, Inc. (LET).

2015

LET moves from Minneapolis to Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, to upgrade the design offices and expand the production facility.

2016

LET Recirculating Sand Filter added to arsenal of innovative technologies, achieving exceptional nutrient removal as part of a process or tertiary treatment

2017

Introduced the Advanced Integrated Lagoon Technologies (AILT) concept as our comprehensive method to designing optimal, objective-based solutions.

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