fat removal Articles

  • Fat Trap case study

    During the summer season at a busy National Park, we were asked to give assistance with a blocked soakaway drain. Due to the location and the time of year the soakaway had to be treated rapidly and with the minimum of disturbance. Then drain received combined effluent from a busy restaurant (which had not been maintained) and a large septic tank that served several public toilets. The pipe ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Investigation of options to remove the fat based deposits in the anaerobic digestion facility

    1.0 Introduction The effluent from Greencore is treated by a hybrid AD facility which incorporates UASB granular sludge bed and fixed film media technology. The plant is not designed to treat fats, oils and greases and the presence of fats, oils and grease (FOG) has two detrimental effects on plant performance, namely; FOG’s coat the UASB sludge granules causing then to ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Slaughterhouse Industry: Easy-To-Use, Long-Lasting Oil Skimmers Effectively Remove Fats, Oils from Kill-Floor Wastewater

    For more than 20 years, J.W.Treuth & Sons Inc., a kosher slaughterhouse based in Baltimore County, M.D., has used a Model 5H Oil Skimmer from Oil Skimmers Inc. to remove fats, oil and grease (FOG) from kill-floor wastewater. The company recently purchased a new skimmer to replace the original, which, according to Vernon Treuth Sr., he purchased to correct FOG violations — the amounts of ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Combined Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) - Performance Focus: Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Reductio Case Study

    In-PIpe Technology Company, Inc., drastically accelerates the natural degradation of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in the collection system, thereby removing blockages and occlusions from the pipe and significantly reducing the occurrence of FOG-related sewer overflows, as well as the requisite equipment and manpower required for the physical removal of these blockages. Since In-Pipe started ...

  • Parallel evaporation after extraction of liquid dairy samples following the Mojonnier method (ISO 1211:2010) – gravimetric fat determination

    Parallel evaporation after extraction of milk samples with the Mojonnier The fat in liquid dairy samples is usually extracted with an organic solvent that is then evaporated to complete dryness prior to gravimetric analysis. In this short note, initial conditions and evaporation settings for the parallel evporation of milk fat dissolved in diethyl ether / light petroleum are presented. ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Experiences with anaerobic treatment of fat-containing food waste liquids: two full scale studies with a novel anaerobic flotation reactor

    Fat-containing food waste can be effectively treated in a new type of reactor, the so-called BIOPAQ-Anaerobic Flotation Reactor or BIOPAQ® anaerobic flotation reactor (AFR). In the reactor a flotation unit is integrated to retain the sludge. In this study results from two plants with a 430 and 511 m3-AFR, respectively, are presented. In one reactor, which is fed with water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • News on Food 2013, Volume 1: Food Safety and Food Chemistry of Fat Matrices

    Analytical testing is used in the production of worldwide food supply from raw materials and ingredients, to finished and packaged goods. This testing primarily serves two purposes: to determine nutritional value and quality, and to guarantee safety. Sigma-Aldrich®, through its Supelco® and Fluka® brands, is very active in product development for food and beverage analysis. ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Goodbye Grease! Aqua Mundus Helps Catering & Commercial Kitchens Manage Fat, Oil & Grease Wastewater

    While fat, oil and grease can cause major blockages to piping and sewers, Aqua Mundus is helping thousands of commercial and catering kitchens implement a solid grease management infrastructure and flush away these nasty problems for good.  While pouring fat, oil and grease (FOG) down a commercial sink may seem like a good idea, their solid properties can cause dangerous build-up and even ...


    By Aqua Mundus Ltd

  • Analysis of the impact of the industrial fat, oil and grease (FOG) on a municipal wastewater treatment plant by means Respirometry and microscopic Bioindication

    The main impact that the industrial fat, oil and grease (FOG) could make in a municipal wastewater treatment plant is mainly coming from its slowly biodegradable COD (sbCOD) The wastewater entering in a municipal WWTP tends to include a percentage of slowly biodegradable COD in the range of 35 to 65% of the total COD; but when this percentage surpasses the habitual range, normally it is due to ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Removal of sludge deposits from the floor of a lagoon case study

    Massive fat oil and grease sludge deposits on the floor of the lagoon were contaminating the lagoon in the following pictures. The depth of these deposits was such that they were protruding through the surface of the water. The customer required their removal. The surface aerator installed for the purposes of mixing and oxygenation can be seen in the picture. In order to deal with these deposits ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Oil Skimmer system helps the Hide Tanning Industry

    OIL SKIMMER SYSTEMS HELP TANNING INDUSTRY IMPROVE QUALITY, SAVE MONEY, MEET ENVIRONMENTAL REGSThe Oil Skimmers Model 6V and 5H oil recovery systems are helping the tanning industry deal with the age-old problems of hide treatment and the new challenge of complying with strict environmental regulations.THE PROBLEMWhen hides are tanned, they are treated with a substance called chrome ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Cadbury Schweppes - Case Study

    The effluent now initially treated by the Forbuster system efficiently removes the solid debris before de-oiling the effluent. Wedge wire screen now works as designed to remove fine solids and carbon from the ovens. All downstream processes operating at peak efficiencies. Site is now compliant with the effluent standards required, odor was dispelled and sludge haulage costs significantly reduced. ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • 2 Sisters Food Group - Case Study

    High chicken fat, causing screen pluggage, resulting in annual disposal cost of $45,000. Downstream processes could not operate efficiently due to high fat resulting in high surcharges, compliance issues as well as odor problems. FogbusterTM 1800, complete with solids removal augers, low shear pumps and fully automated control systems. Steam utilized due to the fast solidifying nature of the ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • Treatment of pumping wells case study

    Results from an Australian Trial Problem The pumping wells had accumulated fat and grease on their walls. With time septic conditions had set in giving rise to strong malodours and the local residents had started to complain about the smell. In addition acids produced under septic conditions were damaging the structural integrity of the pipes and pumps and increasing ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • The Miracle In Nordfjord - A Meat Processing Article

    Located deep in the mountains of Stryn,Norway- the original plant consisted of an inlet pump station & filter for pretreatment, fat removal and a Salsnes filter for post treatment.  The plant also had 8 concrete tanks which were not in use.  The municipality was faced with equivalent loading rates of 10,000 PE and the existing system was rated for 5,000 PE so it was either ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Grease trap treatment in a meat plant

    Meat plants tend to be major producers of fats and grease and this present problems in the wastewater infrastructure as it is not soluble in water. This leads to build up in drains and grease traps and the traditional approach to disposal is to physically remove it and ship it off site for licensed disposal. A new approach is to use bioaugmentation to physically degrade the grease so that it ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Continuous flow electrocoagulation in the treatment of wastewater from dairy industries

    Dairy industry wastewater contains high levels of organic matter, consisting mainly of fat, protein and products of their partial microbial decomposition. In the present study, the use of continuous electrocoagulation is proposed for the primary treatment of dairy wastewater. The electrochemical treatment was carried out in a continuous flow cell with aluminum electrodes. The influence of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study – Food/Beverage Industry / TSS/BOD/FOG reduction

    Challenge A fish meat processing plant wanted to reduce their effluent discharge costs and eliminate chemical cost in primary waste water treatment. Solution Genesis Water Technologies with its local partner provided engineering, and design of a electrocoagulation solution with prescreen and post solids separation that eliminated chemical usage in the primary ...

  • Hill Biscuits, Ltd. - Case Study

    Wastewater issues from solidified palm oil combined with flour resulting in high operating costs and surcharges. Plant had conventional grease trap to capture the fat. The two sections of the existing grease trap were isolated and the primary section utilised as the influent source via a dip tube. A 100 GPM Fogbuster Jr, with automated control system was installed with a low shear Moyno pump for ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • On the road again, cleaner and in compliance!

    Pretreatment removal rates have been greater than 90 percent Problem A huge trucking company needed advanced wastewater treatment for its trucking line that hauls a variety of food products. Following each shipment, the trucks must be totally cleaned out before picking up another load. The food hauled varies from shipment to shipment. Many of the food products contain a high amount of ...

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