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All About FOG Control & FOG Removal - Fat, Oil, and Grease

Every time you enjoy a delicious meal in a restaurant, leftover fat, oil and grease (FOG) is created. Without proper management of FOG during cleaning processes at Food Service Establishments such as restaurants and takeaways, this by-product can enter the sewer system; if left untreated it would solidify on contact with cold temperatures within the sewers causing major blockages in drainage pipes which disrupt wastewater treatment operations.

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All About FOG Control & FOG Removal - Fat, Oil, and Grease

Fog can present numerous obstacles, from the mundane to the life-threatening. But with a variety of approaches with FOG control and FOG removal we have an opportunity to navigate through its challenges efficiently and safely.

Challenge: FOG in drains and in the wastewater collection system

When this slurry congeals in pipes it not only leads to bad smells but also serious issues like sewage overflows that could potentially cause land contamination or harm public health. This is a cause for concern, and FOG control measures must be taken.

Challenge: FOG in the wastewater treatment plant

FOG that reaches wastewater treatment plants can cause a wide array of operational problems, from excessive foaming in the settling tanks to obstructing filter systems and pumps. Wastewater treatment plants have their own methods for FOG control and FOG removal.

Grease is especially difficult for microbes at sewage treatments centers to break down due their complex carbon structures which may congeal and form deposits on various sites throughout the plant such as pipes, sensors, screens & trickle filters.

Treatment solutions for FOG Removal in wastewater

FOG is a persistent problem that requires comprehensive treatment. The best way to tackle this issue is FOG control (prevention) - making sure FOG does not enter the wastewater system in the first place, and removing as much of it from sewers as possible before it can reach water treatment plants.

If any FOG persists at these sites, specialized bacteria or enzymes are traditionally used to breakdown residue; however more current research suggests stimulating existing microorganisms may be just as effective for eliminating remaining traces of grease pollution.

FOG Removal from drains

By targeting FOG control issues at the point of origin, Food Service Establishments can make use of passive grease interceptors to separate the greywater from dangerous sludge. To ensure these units are performing optimally – and protect against hazardous build up - they must be routinely emptied and cleaned out regularly.

In-Pipe's Solution for FOG Removal and FOG Control

In-Pipe Technology has developed a solution to eliminate FOG buildup before it becomes an issue for you. We let you treat and solve the problem, not chase it.

Our proprietary bacteria solution metabolizes FOG naturally and is safe for your system. We don’t use harsh chemicals or surfactants that can cause issues for your pipes and infrastructure because we’re in the business of solving problems for you, not creating them. Once the system is set up, we run it – saving you and your staff time and money.

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Solving The FOG Control Problem for Good

To learn more about how In-Pipe is solving the FOG control problem for good check out some of our case studies.

You can also read more about our product and the science behind our approach on our website.

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