sewer grease Articles

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 and grease manufacturer gets EPA approval

    Oil recovery system functions flawlessly for 30+ years Eugene Parker, plant manager for Jesco Resources (North Kansas City, MO.), a manufacturer of oil and grease, purchased the company’s first oil skimmer in 1978. One of his primary interests was to get immediate approval on the cleanliness of the company’s waste water from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Parker needed an oil skimmer ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil recovery reduces sewer cleaning

    Doskocil Food Service Company, a division of Foodbrands America, Hutchinson, Kan., produces 2 million pounds of pizza toppings a week. After cooking, the meat toppings are flash-frozen in one of two spiral freezers. Air currents within the freezer carry grease-containing vapors through the ammonia freezer coils, where they adhere and become lodged. Doskocil uses 1,600 gallons of water per hour to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Solar grease trap aerator works day and night

    Solar Grease Trap Aeration Systems were developed to solve Odor and Water Quality Problems. Solar Grease Trap Aeration Systems will remove and avoid odor problems while also improving overall water quality without the need for Chemicals, Bacterias, and /or Ozone. This allows the restaurant owner to become more effective and efficient immediately. They can pay off the investment within 1-6 ...


  • 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)

    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

  • Food processor requires grease management case study

    Greasebeta Helps Meat Processing Plant Impress Water Authority Northumbrian Water is reportedly “over the moon” with Tyne & Wear based meat product manufacturer SMP (GB) Ltd since the company installed a GreaseBeta system from Cleveland Biotech in April 2005, preventing its production processes polluting and blocking the public drains. “After we received a ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • 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

  • Grease Processing for Renewable Energy, Profit, Sustainability, and Environmental Enhancement

    Various organizations are pursuing and implementing uses for grease waste materials. This is driven largely by rising prices for fuels and electric power, but also from the need to minimize the problems of sewer blockages, sewer overflows, and odor problems caused by such grease when discharged to local sewers. Using grease-source fuels to replace conventional fuels can also reduce greenhouse gas ...

  • Grease reduction in wastewater treatment plant, City of Broken Arrow, OK

    A 300 foot section of 6" sewer line was clogged with grease. After the City Personnel broke it free and flushed it towards the treatment plant, a gallon of BYO‐GON PX‐109 was added to the line. The operators at the plant were notified that in 21 hours, 300 feet of grease and other debris would be going to the plant. The operators were ready, but the grease never arrived. Tests on the ...


    By Byo-Gon, Inc.

  • Use of Fat, Oil and Grease Waste as an Agricultural Soil Conditioner

    Wastewater from the food processing and food service industries can contain large quantities of fat, oil and grease (FOG). Most North American jurisdictions have bylaws limiting the concentration of oil and grease in sewer discharges. As municipal source control efforts become more aggressive, quantities of FOG waste requiring proper treatment/disposal will increase. At the same time access to ...


  • Bioaugmentation In Sewer Network Reduces Sludge Production

    This article describes the effectiveness of bioaugmentation in the sewer network as a strategy to reduce sludge production. Sludge is an obvious by-product generated from the physical, chemical and biological treatment processes of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as shown in Figure 1. Sludge management, which includes treatment, hauling, and disposal, is one of the biggest burdens facing ...

  • 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

  • Hydrogen Sulfide and Grease Control in Domestic Sewage Lift Station and force main by the addition of Bio-Organic Catalysts (BOCs)

    Abstract The wastewater from a small section of a southwestern U.S. city was studied. Concerns of grease accumulation and the increasing cost of operation year after year of a current odor control chemistry gave rise to searching for a better solution. There was evidence that grease and slime layers within the pipes and lift station were increasing with the current chemical solution. The ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • 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

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