Lagoon systems using the floating baffles provide a low cost alternative to activated sludge systems. Properly designed, these systems can produce effluents in which the average concentration for BODs and Total Suspended Solids meet the requirement set by the EPA. Other attractive features are that these systems require very little maintenance or operator attention, can be constructed at a cost which is 40 to 50 % less than activated sludge systems, and operate at a power level 50% less than activated sludge plants.

Industrial lagoons: The Bio-Separator can be designed and fabricated to meet the specific needs of an industrial waste treatment process. Based on bench scale treatability studies, a fabric resistant to the waste can be selected. A curtain can be used to create mixing areas, activated sludge basins, clarification areas with positive sludge return, and disinfection areas.