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The Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. Fig. 8970 Remediator[r] Grease Treatment System Isometric

The Problem:

The engineer on a new construction project for a leading hotel chain was well aware of the problems associated with the operation and maintenance of passive grease traps or interceptors: lack of maintenance leading to accumulations of FOG into building lines, overflows and related disposal issues.

The Solution:

The Remediator Grease Treatment System was specified and installed in the hotel's restaurant kitchens:

  • At-source containment and treatment of FOG
  • Minimum maintenance required
  • Eliminates future problems in the lines

How the Remediator Grease Treatment System Works

How the Remediator Grease Treatment System Works

The influent first enters the solids interceptor via a flow control fitting (A) that assures a proper rate of flow as well as oxygen introduction. The solids interceptor (B) retains food scraps and particles. The flow exits the solids interceptor and enters the Remediator's primary chamber where it is evenly metered to the media chamber (C) where separation is effected by conventional gravity method and vortex-induced coalescence. The flow passes through the media, which is engineered to create vortices, which cause less dense materials (FOG) to rise along the vertical surfaces of the media structure where they come in contact with the micro-organisms inhabiting the biofilm.

As the grease collects on the biofilm, the bacteria secrete lipases, which break the bonds between the fatty acids and glycerols. The bacteria are then able to digest FOG, giving off residual byproducts of carbon dioxide and water. The drainage continues through the media chamber to the clarifier (D) and is channeled to the outlet (E) where it can be piped to the sanitary sewer system.

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