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Grease Trap FAQ’s

Grease Trap, What is it? Grease traps and grease interceptors are containers or receptacles located between the restaurant or food service drain lines and the municipal sewer lines. The Grease trap allows for the separation and collection of fats, oils and grease (FOG) and other organic materials from the wastewater, preventing the FOG’s from entering the municipal sewer system. The grease trap is either a)located inside of the restaurant or b)located on  the outside of the restaurant. Typically larger restaurants and school kitchens will have their grease trap located outside of the facility, usually in the ground. Outside grease traps generally range in size from 1000 to 5000 gallons.  Facilities with smaller grease traps can usually house theirs indoors. Why does a restaurant have a grease trap? FOG causes all kinds of problems in municipal wastewater collection facility. These wastewater problems are typically in the lift stations and collection pipes. Most municipalities require commercial kitchens and restaurants to have a grease trap installed. Most municipalities will have a maximum amount of FOG that is acceptable in the waste water leaving an food establishment. If these minimums are exceeded, fines and surcharges can be imposed. How do grease traps work? Grease traps slow down the flow of water coming from...

Custom GT Grease Trap Bacteria – A Case Study

This case study is about Custom GT, a grease trap bacteria product manufactured by Custom Biologicals. Custom GT is a grease trap bacteria product designed to reduce the fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in a restaurant grease trap. Regular use of Custom GT will reduce grease trap odors, reduce grease trap pumping, and reduce surcharges associated with restaurant and food service grease traps. Grease trap bacteria are used to help clean restaurant and food service grease traps. Custom GT Grease Trap Bacteria – A Case Study Client Category: Industrial wastewater – Large food processing kitchen supplying major Airlines with 70,000 meals per week. Location: Major North-Eastern Airport Physical Plant: One 10,000 gallon outside grease trap. One 700 gallon inside grease trap. Problem: Quarterly pumping of outside greasetrap at a yearly cost of $38,000.00. Notification of the beginning of surcharges for sewer pollution. Previous Treatment: Grease trap pumping and disposal of the waste in a landfill. Custom Treatment: Custom GT was applied in 6 locations within the plant. Each computer controlled pump dispensed a total of 10 gallons per month for an overall total of 60 gallons of Custom GT per month. Custom Results: Grease trap pumping was reduced to “skimming” twice per year. No surcharges were assessed after testing began. Grease trap odors (Malodors) were eliminated....

Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – A Case Study

This case study is about the bioremediation of an oil water separator using Custom HC, a bioremediation product by Custom Biologicals.  Custom HC contains petrophilic, oil loving, bacteria. These oil loving bacteria have been specifically selected for use in bioremediation because of their enhanced ability to metabolize oil, petrochemicals, BTEX components and hydrocarbons. The addition of bacteria to wastewater is called bioaugmentation, a form of bioremediation. In this case Custom HC was added to the oil water separator. Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – A Case Study Client Category: Industrial Wastewater – Truck Maintenance Yard Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA Physical Plant: Two 350 gallon holding tanks leading to a 4,000 gallon oil/water separator. Flow: 7,000 GPD average Problem:  TPH (Total Parts Hydrocarbon) level of 180 mg/L caused a surcharge of $7,000.00 per year. Pumping the oil/water separator monthly at a cost of $600.00 per month. Previous Treatment: Pumping the oil/water separator monthly at a cost of $600.00 per month. ustom HC was added daily to the holding tanks. A total of two 55 gallon drums were used each month. The product then flowed into the 4,000 gallon separator. Bionutrients were also added. Custom Treatment: Custom HC was added daily to the holding tanks. A total of two 55 gallon drums were used each month. The product...

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Greases)

This case study is about the industrial wastewater treatment of FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) at a bakery. Food processing wastewater generally has FOG problems. Custom Biologicals has a great deal of experience with the industrial wastewater treatment of FOG. In fact, reducing FOG is generally a major concern at most industrial wastewater treatment plants. Custom uses F-TREAT, our biological wastewater effluent treatment product, to reduce FOG at wastewater facilities. F-TREAT is a bioremediation product designed specifically for wastewater treatment problems and it is effective in both industrial wastewater treatment and municipal wastewater treatment facilities.  Industrial Wastewater Treatment Reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Greases) Client Category: Industrial wastewater treatment. One of the largest bakeries in the Western U.S.A. Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA Physical Plant: A network of floor drains flows into a six stage 6,000 gallon interceptor. Flow: Flow is irregular but averages 35,000 GPD (Gallons per Day) Problem: High surcharges primarily for FOG averaging $60,000.00 per quarter. BOD was also high and the odor was very strong. Previous Treatment: The industrial wastewater was chlorinated heavily and discharged into the city sewage system. The installation of a large wastewater treatment facility was recommended. Custom Treatment: 4 gallons per day of F-TREAT were dispensed into the system. One half at the beginning of the main drain and...

Septic Fizzytabs – Septic System Treatment

Septic Fizzytabs – Septic System Treatment Helps Keep Your Septic System Trouble Free Between Pumpings Septic Fizzytabs are a powerful septic system treatment and drain line treatment in an easy-to-use effervescent tablet. Simply remove a tablet from the foil, drop it in a toilet bowl, allow time to dissolve and flush. It’s that easy!! TRY a FREE SAMPLE of Septic Fizzytabs – Free Shipping TOO! Click Here! Septic Fizzytabs, by Custom Biologicals,  release millions of beneficial bacteria into your septic system. These bacteria enhance the natural populations and replace those bacteria lost to antimicrobial soaps and other harsh chemicals. They go straight to work digesting excessive grease, fat, protein, starch and many other organic compounds that may otherwise accumulate and cause problems in your septic system. Septic Fizzytabs – Septic System Treatment Enzyme producing bacteria Digests grease and other wastes Help protect drain fields Safe for all plumbing Easy-to-use effervescent tablets Keeps drain lines free flowing Reduces Odors Environmentally Friendly Septic Fizzytabs should be used in combination with regular septic tank pumping. Consult your septic system professional for a pumping schedule that right for your septic system. Directions for use: Septic System Maintenance: Remove tablet from foil, drop into toilet bowl, allow time to dissolve and flush. Use one tablet monthly...
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