Product Focus - November 2019

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Bacteria/Chemicals — Grease

Bionetix International BIOBLOC22

BIOBLOC22 from Bionetix International is a slow-release block placed in grease traps to fight grease buildup over time. It contains penetrants and surfactants designed to loosen and liquefy deposits, assisting in biodegradation. Microorganisms digest the heavy grease and minimize foam and odors. It is designed to help lower grease disposal costs, prevent emergency blockages, keep floats clean and reduce grease buildup. For best results and to extend product longevity, it should be submerged in the grease trap in a less turbulent area, but not in a dead spot. A 5-pound block can last about one month in a 5,000-gallon pumping station or grease trap. 514-457-2914; 

Cape Cod Biochemical DrainMaster

The DrainMaster system for automatic injection into restaurant grease waste systems from Cape Cod Biochemical is designed to take the guesswork out of applying a grease waste maintenance product in commercial applications. It uses a timed metering pump that can be programmed to inject as much or as little solution as needed on a daily basis. Daily injections reduce the amount of product necessary, saving money on service intervals. 800-343-8007;

Century Chemical Bio-Tab 

Bio-Tab from Century Chemical is a tablet that sinks to the bottom of a septic tank where buildup problems begin. Its time-release technology is designed to gradually dissolve and create a growing area of activity at the bottom of the tank. There, self-reproducing bacteria and enzymes quickly grow as they digest and liquefy the organic waste. The tablet establishes itself by working from the inside out. Regular use, combined with routine pumping, is designed to help maintain a septic system in good working condition while also helping to keep the proper level of bacterial action established and reducing odors and gases. 800-348-3505;

Ecological Laboratories PRO-PUMP/DGTT

PRO-PUMP/DGTT (Drainline and Grease Trap Treatment) is a liquid, high-count culture consortium from Ecological Laboratories for commercial effluent drainlines and grease trap systems. It is pleasantly fragranced and designed to work on contact to degrade line and trap deposits and control odors. It can be applied manually through drains or using a pump dosing system. According to the maker, regular use can help eliminate odors, clean drainlines and benefit receiving wastewater systems. 800-326-7867;

J&J Portable Sanitation Products EverGreen Grease Trap Treatment

EverGreen Grease Trap Treatment from J&J Portable Sanitation Products can be continuously applied to address the challenges of institutional kitchens and restaurants. It also performs when applied during downtime, according to the maker. It contains selected bacterial strains, enzymes and growth-promoting factors designed to break down oils, grease and waste. It will also break up caked grease in neglected traps. 800-345-3303;

Jet Inc. Bio Jet 7 Plus 

Bio Jet 7 Plus from Jet Inc. is a nonhazardous and nontoxic bacterial aid used to degrade FOG, fatty acids and lignin while lowering BOD, COD and nitrates. When added to a system, its bacteria attack the grease and organic materials, converting them to liquid and then to carbon dioxide and water, according to the maker. Continuous use is designed to help decrease odor, maintenance and emergency blockages. 800-321-6960;

Bacteria/Chemicals — Grease

RootX Grease-X Biozyme

Grease-X Biozyme from RootX is designed to keep contaminants such as fats, grease, soap scum and cellulose from sticking to the pipe walls, which can restrict water flow and eventually cause blockages if untreated. It is a highly concentrated microbial ecosystem containing specialized natural microorganisms that will digest the FOG and restore pipe flow capacity. 800-844-4974;

Scienco/FAST - a division of BioMicrobics Mighty Mike FOGHog

Mighty Mike FOGHog bacteria treatment tablets from Scienco/FAST - a division of BioMicrobics are designed to naturally consume and break down the scum layer consisting mostly of FOG. Used as an ongoing maintenance procedure, the tablets can prevent the layer from building in the first place to keep septic tanks, plumbing pipes and other systems clear. The tablets contain a special active, robust, Class 1 formula of over 25 billion organisms per gram. They are approximately 7/8 inch in diameter and 5/8 inch thick and are available in 14-, 94- and 235-tablet containers for dosing 1 tablet per 500-gpd flows for a monthly treatment. They are suitable for clogged sewer lines, septic systems, pump stations, lagoons, pipes and failed grease interceptors. 866-652-4539;

Walex Products Bio-Active Grease Trap Treatment

Bio-Active Grease Trap Treatment from Walex Products can help treat and maintain grease traps in commercial establishments. It quickly digests the fats, oils and grease, and it contains a powerful blend of stabilized bacteria and pure enzymes designed to revitalize the system, according to the maker. It is designed to restore clogged pipes to avoid replacements and drainfield backups. It is 100% biodegradable and environmentally safe for all grease trap systems. It is sold in two granular formulas that contain more than 450 billion colony-forming units, and it is available in a liquid formula that provides enzymatic and biological digestion with more than 200 billion colony-forming units. 800-338-3155;

Grease Handling Equipment

Crust Busters agitator

The hand-held power agitator from Crust Busters has an 80-inch shaft and two- or three-blade propeller designed to mix a 1,000-gallon septic tank in five minutes. Options include 2-, 4-, 6- and 9-foot extensions and a short three-blade shaft that adapts to the two-blade unit. 763-878-2296;

Imperial Industries grease units

Aluminum and steel grease units from Imperial Industries are built to complement a wide selection of the latest truck chassis. The standard 700-gallon tank allows for low clearance near the common access points for parking ramp and shopping mall interceptors, often requiring only 50 feet of hose. Operator convenience extends to the choice of blower, where a positive displacement model replaces the more common vane pump, helping prevent smoke alarm triggering. 800-558-2945;

ScreencO Systems Mega Screen 800 

The Mega Screen 800 septic receiving station from ScreencO Systems includes 51 square feet of screening area, fed by a 6- or 8-inch inlet with dual-fan spreaders that deflect waste down onto the screen, making the front screen almost self-cleaning, according to the maker. Complete vac tank clean-out is available with the optional side and front splash sheeting. It processes up to 1,000 gpm of wet well or septic waste with an 8-inch cam outlet fitting. The Dual Screen Design is nonmechanical and uses gravity to separate trash from the waste stream. The standard unit features all-aluminum construction with stainless steel, 3/8-inch-gapped bar screens on opposing angles and meets the Ecology 503 Regulations for septic screening. A bolt-on chute assembly allows trash to exit in either direction, and built-in forklift skids make the unit portable, allowing for setup virtually anywhere. 208-790-8770;

Westmoor Conde ProVac

The Conde ProVac preassembled industrial liquid waste pumping system from Westmoor is designed to promote efficient pumping of grease traps. The unit is quiet and lightweight and pumps at 120 gpm. Flip a switch to start the unit in vacuum mode for pumping. The built-in exhaust deodorizer is designed to keep odor at a minimum. Flip the switch to pressure mode for off-loading. It can be used to service locations not suitable for large vacuum truck hoses, including indoor or remote difficult-to-access jobs. 800-367-0972;

Grease Interceptor

BioMicrobics FOGHog

FOGHog grease traps from BioMicrobics come in a variety of sizes for flows of 20 to 100 gpm. Typically installed under the counter, they allow time for the warm liquid grease to separate, cool to solid form and collect for removal. They have an efficient retaining rate of 80% to 95% of floatable substances, including FOGs, soaps and waxes. Made of corrosion-resistant polyethylene with easy-to-remove components for cleaning, the units are lightweight, durable and noncorrosive with an operator-friendly interceptor design, and they can easily be installed prior to an onsite commercial wastewater treatment system. 800-753-3278;

Grease Treatment

NozzTeq Super Goblin Grease Eater

The Super Goblin Grease Eater from NozzTeq adds four additional front jets and 10 rear jets to the original Goblin design for clearing grease and general cleaning. It has smooth-walled inner chambers designed to preserve the powerful laminar water flow generated by a pump or jetting truck. Preserving smooth flow means it generates tightly focused, high-velocity jet streams that strip fats, oils and grease from pipe walls and move them efficiently downstream and out of sewers. It is a sturdy 12 pounds of stainless steel with replaceable jet orifices and is rated for 10,000 psi minimum burst. 866-620-5915;

Roll-Off Containers

AQUA-Zyme Disposal Systems ADS

The ADS 30-yard open-top roll-off dewatering unit from AQUA-Zyme Disposal Systems can be filled with 22,000 to 25,000 gallons of biosolids at 1% to 2% solids in about two hours. After draining for 24 hours, the unit can be picked up using a standard-capacity roll-off truck and transported for solids disposal. Sludge volume can be reduced by 80% with reductions to 98% in BOD, COD, FOG and TSS. Effluent is clear, the unit has few moving parts, and the size of filter media can be selected according to job requirements. Standard equipment includes a roll-over tarp system; side, floor and center screens; 1/4-inch floor plate; 7-gauge side plates; four door binder ratchets; eight drain ports; two inlet ports; and a long-handle scraper. Units are also available in a 15-yard size. 979-245-5656;

E-Pak Round Bottom Tarp Style Unit 

The 25-cubic-yard Round Bottom Tarp Style Unit from E-Pak effectively handles all types of sludge with its clean dump round bottom design, according to the maker. A sealed door on this water-tested unit seals contaminates in, complete with placards and an easy-to-use door design and roll-top tarp. 800-235-1632;

Pik Rite self-contained roll-off unit

Pik Rite self-contained roll- off units are fully operational at the pumping site without a chassis. The heavy-duty front platform holds the user’s choice of pump and a Kohler 25 hp electric-start engine. The tank is set up with a level indicator, rear sight eyes, 36-inch top manway, 20-inch rear manway, 3-inch intake with an internal 3-inch standpipe, and a 4-inch discharge. The low-profile, 12-inch primary shut-off is paired with a 10-gallon secondary shut-off. Spray-on protective liner under the hoses protects from scratches and promotes durability. Work lights and a safety beacon are mounted on the rear tank head, and a ladder is mounted on the side. Polished aluminum hose trays and custom paint finish are standard. Other customizable options are available. 800-326-9763;


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