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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...

Industrial Wastewater Treatment of Petrochemicals

This case study is about industrial wastewater treatment of a petrochemical plant’s wastewater. The biological treatment of industrial wastewater is best achieved using bioaugmentation, the addition of specifically selected bacteria, to the wastewater. Generally, the native bacteria are ill equipped to metabolize the wastewater in industrial effluents. Custom Biologicals manufactures F-TREAT, a bioaugmentation product designed for use in both industrial and municipal wastewater. F-TREAT will enhance the biological degradation of the organic chemicals found in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. Each industrial wastewater effluent is unique and a “cookie cutter” approach is unlikely to produce the best results. Contact Custom Biologicals to discuss if biological treatment of industrial wastewater can help you.    Industrial Wastewater Treatment – Petrochemical Plant Client Category: Petrochemical Plant – Industrial wastewater treatment Location: Houston, TX, USA Physical Plant: Industrial Wastewater treatment plant Flow: 200,000 GPD (gallons per day) Problem: Ammonia influent levels average of 10 mg/L with spikes up to 42 mg/L. The MCL (maximum contamination limit) for this location is 20 mg/L. Previous Treatment: The client was using a competitors biological product and decided to switch products due to significant cost savings. Previous treatment was successful with average ammonia effluent levels of 2 mg/L. Custom Treatment: F-TREAT was injected once per day at a rate of 1-3 gallons per day...

Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – Case Study

The Bioremediation of a Oil Water Separator – A Case Study This case study involves the use of Custom-HC, a bioremediation bacterial product, in a oil water separator. Oil water separators are deigned to keep oil, fuel oils, and hydrocarbons out of municipal sewage systems. Oil water separators are a form of industrial wastewater treatment and work because of the different densities of water and oil. The generally accepted method to maintain the oil water separator is simply to pump it out periodically. This is expensive and unnecessary. Bioremediation, the use of specific bacteria to metabolize oil, is as less expensive and efficient process of maintaining oil water separators. Custom HC, a bioremediation product of Custom Biologicals, is the bioremediation bacteria used in this case study. Custom HC contains petrophilic, oil loving, bacteria. These bacteria have been specifically selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize, eat, typical compounds found in oil water separators such as; oil, diesel, gasoline, BTEX, TPH, and phenols. Client Category: Oil Water Separator Repair garage for fleet of 29 vehicles Location: East Boston, Massachusetts Capacity: 200 gallon separator discharging into city sewage system Industrial Wastewater Problem: Received letter from city to either clean the separator or pump it. The TPH was 33,940 mg/L. The city code calls for under...

Custom GT Grease Trap Bacteria Case Study Houston

Grease Trap Bacteria – A Case Study This is a case study in Houston, Tx using grease trap bacteria manufactured by Custom Biologicals, Custom GT. Custom GT is a grease trap bacteria product designed to reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) in restaurant and food service grease traps. Most municipalities require that restaurants install grease traps to prevent FOG’s from entering the wastewater treatment system (POTW). The typical answer to accumulating grease in a grease trap is to pump the trap. Pumping unfortunately just moves the problem from one place to another. The more environmentally friendly method of treating the grease in a restaurant grease trap is to us a grease trap bacterial product such as Custom GT. Here’s a summary of the situation. Client Category: Restaurant Location: Houston, Texas, USA Grease Trap Capacity + Flow: 1,000 gallon grease trap 325,000 gallons per month Grease Trap Problems: Elevated B.O.D. (BioChemical Oxygen Demand) 2400 mg/L. Elevated T.S.S. (Total Suspended Solids) 2600 mg/L Monthly Surcharge $1100.00 – Monthly Pumping Costs $500.00 – Total Costs $1,600.00 per month Previous Treatment: Pump and Disposal: This grease trap was pumped every two weeks. Custom Treatment: Custom GT was injected at the rate of 10 gallons per month with an electric pump. The greasetrap was pumped once...
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