fats, oils, and grease sewer Articles

  • 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 ...

  • WaterWorld Rapid On-Site Analysis of FOG - Case study

    FOG and Sewer Overflows It is estimated that 23% to 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 in cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, in addition to other industries that already ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • Useful tips to efficiently deal with waste fat, oils and grease

    Waste fat, oils, and grease (FOG) are a huge problem. It doesn’t matter whether it’s industrial or domestic waste fats or oil, it all needs to be disposed of responsibly. There are already schemes that convert waste cooking oils and fats into eco-friendly B20 biodiesel. Transport for London is leading the way with ...

  • 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 ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Benefits of Grease Traps for Restaurant kitchens

    Grease traps interceptors are composed mainly to solve the problem linked to grease retain under the drain pipes of the sink of kitchen. The amount of grease is more in restaurants kitchen or in commercial area kitchens as the foam load is no doubt in a great extent than residential ones. Grease trap for restaurant ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves environmental concerns for heavy equipment, maintenance and washdown facilities

    Beckwith Machinery Company of Murraysville, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in America, with 11 sales, service and manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Beckwith's Cranberry, Pennsylvania facility also has a large rental business. When the machines are returned, many are loaded with mud, grease and oil. The mud can be removed simply by washing the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Comply with Permit Levels for Fats, Oil and Grease in Wastewater using Portable IR Analyzers

    Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge of fats, oil and grease in wastewater.  On-site testing with the portable mid-IR InfraCal Analyzer gives results in 10 minutes and eliminates the wait for off-site lab results.  It is simple enough for an operator with minimal training to do the analysis. Stricter ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Ecofriendly Alternative to Fight Grease Build-ups

    Grease traps or Grease interceptors capture the grease that goes down the kitchen drains. The simple fixture prevents slimy build up inside the drainpipes, which may result in choked drains and backflows. It is essential to cleanout these traps timely before the build up is too high to tackle. Properly maintained grease interceptors allow smooth operation of the drains by keeping the water ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Rapid On-Site Analysis of Fats, Oil and Grease (Fog) - Case study

    FOG and SSO's 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 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • Understanding the spatial formation and accumulation of fats, oils and grease deposits in the sewer collection system

    Sanitary sewer overflows are caused by the accumulation of insoluble calcium salts of fatty acids, which are formed by the reaction between fats, oils and grease (FOG) and calcium found in wastewaters. Different sewer structural configurations (i.e., manholes, pipes, wet wells), which vary spatially, along with other obstructions (roots intrusion) and pipe deformations (pipe sags), may influence ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Larsen’s Creamery, Oregon City OR, USA

    The dairy manufactures butter for a wide range of private label customers. As recently as 18 months before a final solution was obtained from WWW, the dairy firm was in compliance and little noticed by the local PUD. As wastewater scrutiny increased, particularly due to Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG), a search for solutions began. The dairy hired a number of engineers and tried various “systems”. ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

  • Environmentally Friendly Elimination of the World`s Contaminants

    About UltraZymeUltraZyme is a highly concentrated, proprietary blend of selected natural micro-organisms, essential nutrients, and synergists which help degrade the high concentrations of fat, grease, oil, blood, floating matter, and organic matter found in processing wastes from a number of sources. Possible applications include meat plants, (poultry, fish, beef, pork, etc.) oil spills, ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Cbio steps in to clear drains and supermarket name case study

    After a leading supermarket chain was fined £13,500 for contaminating a public sewer with fat from a rotisserie chicken cooking area, it turned to Cleveland Biotech to ensure the problem never arises again. Following an investigation and subsequent prosecution by Northumbrian Water the supermarket wasted no time in contacting Cleveland Biotech, a specialist in providing natural solutions to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Cleveland biotech steps in to clear drains and supermarket name case study

    After a leading supermarket chain was fined £13,500 for contaminating a public sewer with fat from a rotisserie chicken cooking area, it turned to Cleveland Biotech to ensure the problem never arises again. Following an investigation and subsequent prosecution by Northumbrian Water the supermarket wasted no time in contacting Cleveland Biotech, a specialist in providing natural solutions to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Profile: Factors that influence properties of FOG deposits and their formation in sewer collection systems

    The quantification of the factors that may affect the formation of the fat, oil, and grease (FOG) deposits and their chemical and rheological properties were predominantly covered in the paper. The factors included the types of fats used in food service establishments (FSEs) and the types of calcium sources and environmental conditions (i.e. pH and temperature) in sewer systems. These factors are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - The performance of the grease degrading bioproduct greasolux in the meat manufacturing factory and municipal WWTP

    Problem A municipal waste water treatment plant in one Baltic town continuously had problems with the fat, oil and grease (FOG) accumulation in the sewer lines, lift stations and waste water treatment plant, since the start up of a local meat processing facility. The highly polluted waste water directly impacted the treatment plant in the following ways: Increased grease ...


    By Ecochemicals UAB

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