fats, oils, and grease Articles

  • FOG Degrader - Case Study

    The images below show the degradation of fats, oils and greases by EnviroDEFENSE FOG Degrader in a wet well from a packing house. In one month, EnviroDEFENSE FOG Degrader removed more than 75% f the fats, oils and greases clogging the well and lines. Photo on the left shows the well before using Fog Degrader. The photo on the right shows the well one month after ...


    By BCMbio, LLC

  • Management of Fats Oil and Grease - FOG

    Estimates reveal that FOG reaching the nations drains causes up to 75% of sewer blockages and related floods. The management of this waste stream is being taken increasingly seriously by the authorities, including Environmental Health Officers, The Environment Agency and the Water Companies. Not everyone is aware of their responsibilities with regard to this issue, what should be done about ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Foaming and filament reduction at a municipal wastewater treatment plant case study

    Before Subject: Reducing foam and filaments at a municipal wastewater treatment plant. Product Applied: MICROCAT-DNTRF Fat, Oil and Grease Degrading Bioformula Objective: Reduce the filament infestation and foaming caused by excessive fat, oil and grease in the influent wastewater coming into the treatment plant. Treatment System: The municipal wastewater treament system is a conventional ...


    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • Oil Removal in the Food and Beverage Industry [Infographic]

    There is a universal problem facing the food and beverage industry: removing fat, oil and grease (FOG) from water. Without an effective oil removal solution, food and beverage companies can face increased costs for water treatment and discharge, maintenance concerns, and also miss out on the opportunity for a new revenue source. To identify a proper solution, you must first pinpoint the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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

  • Brown and Caldwell Engineering San Diego, California - Case Study

    BioCOPE’s product performed successfully in a rigorously controlled grease field test designed by Brown and Caldwell Engineering for the City of San Diego. When the pounds of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) removed were divided by the cost of the products, BioCOPE’s score was three times higher than the other products tested. The total score was based on a mathematical formula ...


    By BioCOPE Inc.

  • Caravan Park Waste Treatment Solution

    Imagine that you, or a member of your maintenance team, had to get down on hands and knees and manually unblock the main kitchen drains because they had become clogged by a rather unpleasant mixture of fat, oil and grease. Then imagine that you had to do this every week. Apart from the rather unpleasant nature of this job, try also to imagine the cost involved, the disruption to the kitchen and ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Oil skimmers, inc. solutions guide: Slaughterhouse industry - Case study

    For more than 20 years, J.W. Treuth & Sons Inc., a kosher slaughterhouse based in Baltimore County, MD, has used a Model 5H 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 fats, oil ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • The best solution to blocked drains caused by the build up of fat, oil and grease?

    What is the most proactive solution for companies that need to combat the build-up of fat, oil and grease and end the costly problem of clearing blocked drains. It is estimated that fat, oil and grease causes approximately 75pc of blocked drains and related floods requiring the need to clear clogged drains. Despite the management of waste streams that can cause blocked drains being taken ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Get More Juice Out of that Lemon: EBMUD’s Search for Energy in Wastewater

    Municipal wastewater treatment plants are increasingly interested in waste-to-energy technologies as a way to reduce operating costs. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) identified and evaluated a number of waste-to-energy technologies that had potential for application at its Main Wastewater Treatment Plant (MWWTP) in Oakland, California. These technologies included conventional ...

  • Solutions for FOG Removal in the Food Industry: 10 Considerations

    If you work in the food and beverage industry, you are likely familiar with the challenges that fat, oil and grease (FOG) buildup presents and the potential costly impact on your wastewater treatment processes and your bottom ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • You Deserve a Surcharge Today a Comprehensive Approach to Surcharging Food Service Establishments

    ABSTRACTAll recipients of U.S. EPA Construction Grants are required, as a condition of grant acceptance to implement a User Charge system which incorporates a High strength Surcharge to be applied to dischargers who discharge higher than normal strength effluent. Howard County Maryland implemented a User Charge system for Food service establishments (FSEs) in the 1980s. The subsequent decades ...

  • Mixing an 8X8 Foot Lift Station Wet Well - Case Study

    The GridBee AP500 defeats grease problem in less than a month. Topics: portable, no moving parts, 316L stainless steel construction, AU-200 System Overview: This Municipality has several lift stations of differing dimensions which experience fat, oil and grease (FOG) build up. They were looking for a solution that was easily portable for use in different lift station wet wells across their ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Dairy

    Problem: The Dairy Plant was experiencing difficulties with their waste activated treatment plant due to overloading. Solution: After a very successful trial, the customer installed a Hydrocal CAF to remove as much of the suspended solids, fats, oils and greases (up to 95 - 98%) as necessary to stabilize the biological plant. The CAF 25 and balance tank were installed prior to the waste ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Identifying and Strengthening “Weak Links” in the Fog Management Chain

    ABSTRACTRecently, EPA presented statistics that cited grease accumulation in sewers as the leading cause of sewer blockages resulting in sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Such blockages can be attributed to fats, oils, and grease (FOG) discharged from food preparation and manufacturing facilities, concentrated residential areas, and even single family homes. Municipalities and wastewater system ...

  • 8 Critical Oil Removal Opportunities in Food Production (Free Guide)

    Whether you are washing down farm equipment, transporting edible oils, cooking meat, or manufacturing food packaging, in each segment of the vast food and beverage industry there is a universal problem: fat, oil and grease (FOG) in wastewater. Without effective and efficient oil removal solutions in place, food and beverage companies can face increased costs for water treatment and discharge, ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Infrared Analysis Reduces Regulatory Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Testing Costs and Provides Fast Results

    Wastewater professionals who are enforcing industrial effluent standards for fats, oil and grease (FOG) either must perform numerous gravimetric tests or spend a considerable amount of money with a contracted testing laboratory. Infrared analysis. using portable instruments such as the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analylzers -provides an alternative which will significantly reduce costs and save time. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fats, Oils and Grease Reclamation: A Modern Perspective on Municipal Fats, Oils & Grease Management

    Brian Levine discusses the growing trend of wastewater utilities to combine best practices with cutting-edge technologies, like Greasezilla, to support resource recovery, efficiency and sustainability Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are a dirty and difficult challenge for the wastewater industry. Annually, FOG costs municipalities millions of dollars to manage. When not properly intercepted, FOG can ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rapid on-site analysis of fats, oil and grease (FOG)

    It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal processors, meat packers, cosmetic ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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