grease degradation Articles

  • 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

  • Case Study - The performance of the grease degrading bioproduct greasolux in the wastewater treatment plant of the resort town

    Problem One of the Lithuanian resort towns, during the warm period of year, continuously had problems with the fat, oil and grease (FOG) accumulation in the sewer lines and wastewater treatment plant. The highly polluted wastewater directly impacted the treatment plant in the following ways: Increased grease accumulation in sewer lines and lift: stations; Poor ...


    By Ecochemicals UAB

  • CH#835 - Grease Removal

    The problem of degrading 6,000+ ft of grease daily has an easier solution than thought at the 27 MGD a Massachusetts Waste Water Treatment Plant. 'At one time, the plant had more grease in its scum pits than it could handle,' said an  engineer . 'Worse yet, there was nowhere to put it. Local landfills stopped accepting greasy solids.' Now the plants grease problem has been virtually solved. ...

  • Success with failed grease traps

    Mr. Bill Sprague of Sprague Septic, Inc called to request assistance in resolving a problem with a grease trap that had not been pumped for a long time. He advised that the grease trap had a surface grease accumulation of about three feet in depth and that the cap could not be removed. AquaClean suggestion – We recommended the application of two gallons of AquaClean directly to the surface of the ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • 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 treatment. ...


    By BCMbio, Inc.

  • 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

  • Determination of oil and grease in water with a mid-infrared spectrometer

    The concentration of dispersed oil and grease (OG) is an important parameter for water quality and safety. OG in water can cause surface films and shoreline deposits leading to environmental degradation, and can induce human health risks when discharged in surface or ground waters. Additionally, OG may interfere with aerobic and anaerobic biological processes and lead to decreased wastewater ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Maintaining regulatory method compliance while automating oil and grease analysis

    Regulatory compliance is at the heart of environmental analyses throughout the world. While some regulatory systems provide more flexibility in the methodology used for measuring contaminants, the goal is to gain reliable information that can be used for decision-making. Oil and grease measurement is a simple and important measurement of water quality, but time consuming1. Methods such as US EPA ...


    By Horizon Technology, 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Oil field, Southeast, USA

    PETROX AEROBIC BIOREMEDIATIONDEGRADATION OF OIL-FIELD WASTE Petrox is a specialty bioremediation product comprised of patented strains of live vegetative aerobic microorganisms providing fast, effective degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons. The oil-field pit treatment demonstrates the effectiveness of PETROX to treat oil production wastes encountered during the closure of multiple ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • 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. ...


    By Bioscience, 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.

  • Determination of Wear Metals and Additives (Soaps) in Lubricating Oils by Atomic Absorption

    Lubricating & hydraulic fluids are crucial to the proper functioning of many types of machines: automobiles, farm equipment, heavy-duty motors, airplanes, and military hardware. Most “lubes” are simple hydro-carbon based oils or greases that have certain additives in them to prevent wear and abrasion of components (piston rings, bearings, etc.) or oxidation degradation of the oil. These additives ...


    By Buck Scientific 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.

  • Microbiology: The Key to Wastewater treatment case study

    The biological treatment of wastewater relies mainly on a consortium of heterotrophic and autotrophic bacteria. The fecal bacteria that are constantly introduced into the collection system are not the optimal bacteria for degrading the contaminants present in wastewaters. The soil bacteria that are introduced through inflow and infiltration are more effective at degrading the wastes and can ...

  • CH#1138 - Anaerobic Digesters

    Waste Type: Fats, oils and grease (FOG) in Anaerobic Digesters Problem: FOG waste poses a challenge for most municipal wastewater collection systems and treatment plants. Although fats, oils and grease will biodegrade in an anaerobic digester, high concentrations will tend to 'mat' on the sludge surface, lowering digestion efficiency. This Midwestern municipal facility was no different. The 1.5 ...

  • Microbe Edition: FOG How In-Pipe Technology Works

    Fats are esters of fatty acids and glycerol which are normally solid at room temperature. Oils are esters of fatty acids and glycerol which are normally liquid at room temperature. Grease is a general term used to describe a soft or melted animal fat or a lubricant (Campbell, 1999). Collectively they are referred to as fats, oils, and grease (FOG). The degradation of FOG that collects within the ...

  • Premier school calls in the experts case study

    Greasebeta helps Eton maintain a sweet relationship with the Thames World renowned Eton College is using Cleveland Biotech’s ground breaking GreaseBeta system to help it keep within the letter of the law in terms of discharging waste into the Thames. The College has a private sewage treatment plant which discharges treated waste water into the river. Explains Building ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • FOG Waste receiving and processing facility design considerations

    Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) wastes and high-strength wastes (HSW) are frequently received at municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) as trucked-in wastes. These wastes offer significant benefits in terms of revenue from tipping fees and feedstock for co-digestion in anaerobic digesters that produce biogas, which can be beneficially used as fuel. The number of treatment plants ...


    By IWA Publishing

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