Product Focus - November 2020

Product Focus - November 2020

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Qwik-Zyme L from AQUAFIX is a grease degrader that incorporates three types of fat-degrading biocatalysts to provide dramatic hydrolysis of FOG. The biocatalysts speed the breakdown of complex fat molecules into simple short-chain fatty acids, which can help lower phosphorus. This is not a bacterial product, but rather a high-tech saliva that degrades FOG, allowing bacteria to eat it. It is designed to degrade a range of fatty acids such as oleic, steric and palmitic, as well as fish oils, triglycerides, milk and animal fats. It is a suitable grease degrader in sequencing batch reactor, wastewater treatment plants, equalization tanks, and food and egg processing plants. 888-757-9577;

Century Chemical Bio-Snake Blocks

Bio-Snake Blocks from Century Chemical are designed to reduce pumping time, as well as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and health department complaints, and can reduce effluent BOD levels by up to 80%. The time-release formula contains bacterial spores that digest grease and turn it into carbon dioxide and water. One large block is the recommended dosage for a 500- to 1,000-gallon grease trap and will last for approximately four weeks. Following the initial application, conduct a follow-up in two weeks to gauge the success of the initial application and determine what works best for that specific trap. For traps larger than 1,000 gallons, one large block per 1,000 gallons is recommended. 800-348-3505;

DRAINBO drain and grease trap treatment

DRAINBO drain and grease trap treatment uses a seven-strain bacillus formula, along with derivatives of corn, coconut and citrus, to digest buildup and FOG in the complete system. When added into the drainline leading to the trap or interceptor, it will digest the buildup in the lines, eliminating backups and slow drains. Once it reaches the trap/interceptor, it breaks down and digests FOG and other proteins in the trap to ensure peak performance. Regular treatments will reduce and eliminate line and trap deposits, control odor and reduce overall maintenance/pumping time, according to the maker. It is noncorrosive and safe to use in any environment. 877-372-4626;

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;

Jet Inc. BIO JET 7 Plus

BIO JET 7 Plus from Jet Inc. is a nonhazardous and nontoxic bacterial aid designed 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. Continuous use decreases odor, maintenance and emergency blockages, according to the maker. 800-321-6960;

J&J Portable Sanitation Products Evergreen grease trap treatment

Evergreen grease trap treatment from J&J Portable Sanitation Products is formulated for continuous application to grease traps, specifically to address institutional kitchens and restaurants. It also performs when applied during downtime. It contains specially selected bacterial strains, enzymes and growth-promoting factors to facilitate the breakdown of oils, grease and waste. It will also break up caked grease in neglected traps, according to the maker. 800-345-3303;

Lenzyme Trap-Cleer

Trap-Cleer from Lenzyme is an environmentally safe waste digestant containing strong microorganisms designed to digest grease, oils, fats, starches, proteins and waste paper. It is used to maintain grease traps, aerobic systems, drainlines, sewage treatment lagoons, lift stations, sewer lines and other types of septic systems. It comes in premeasured packets, canisters, dissolving blocks or as fresh, made-to-order liquids. 800-223-3083;

RootX Grease-X

Grease-X bioenzyme from RootX uses natural microorganisms designed to break down and digest all types of greases, fats and heavy oils that collect in sewer systems. The specially selected mixtures of live microbes, along with the enzymes they secrete, are suited to digesting FOG and other organic matter as it enters and flows through the sewer lines. The microbes adhere to the sewer line walls. In digesting organic waste, they reproduce and form colonies that continue to consume accumulated FOG. It is safe to use and won’t hurt any type of pipes or the people installing them, and it can be used on garbage disposals, floor drain or grease traps. Regular application can help prevent the buildup of FOG in sewer systems. 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;


Bright Technologies, Division of Sebright Products, 0.6-meter skid-mounted belt filter press

The compact 0.6-meter skid-mounted belt filter press from Bright Technologies, Division of Sebright Products, has stainless steel frame and roller construction, as well as a radius wedge zone and wing roller for sludge dewatering. Components include a sludge pump, polymer system and wash-water booster pump. Options include a sludge flowmeter, air compressor and discharge conveyors. The compact walk-around skid design can be utilized in as little as a 10-by-20-foot floor area. The Boerger rotary lobe sludge pump has a maintain-in-place design for easy maintenance. Cake solids of up to 35% can be achieved. Rates of 25 to 50 gpm make it ideal for small applications or when a processor has outgrown dewatering containers. 800-253-0532;

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;

In The Round Dewatering horizontal drum

The horizontal biosolids dewatering system from In The Round Dewatering has a stainless steel drum with perforated plastic tile lining. The drum is mounted on a roll-off frame for easy transport and unloading. Water trays allow containment of discharge water. An 18,000- to 25,000-gallon batch is mixed with polymer before being filtered in the rotating drum, driven by a 1/2 hp variable-speed electric motor with a heavy-duty chain and sprocket. The turning eliminates crusting and wet pockets to produce uniform, consistent results. The dewatered material dumps easily, and the drum is self-cleaning. 317-563-2072;

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 nonmechanical Dual Screen Design 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 EPA Part 503 Regulations for septic screening. A bolt-on chute assembly allows trash to exit in either direction, and built-in forklift skids make the portable unit easy to set up in most locations. 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;


BioMicrobics FOGHog grease separators

BioMicrobics FOGHog grease separators are passive interceptors with a nominal flow rate of up to 100 gpm. Their main objective is to separate waste laden with oils and grease from sinks used for food processing, food preparation or other sources of biological waste drainage. Typically installed under the counter, grease separators come in a variety of sizes for flows of 20 to 100 gpm, allowing time for the warm liquid grease to separate, cool to solid form and collect for removal. They combine a proven oil/water separation process with a light, noncorrodible, durable and easy-to-maintain interceptor. They are easily installed in commercial kitchens in restaurants, cafeterias, motels, hotels and other businesses where food is prepared. They are designed to eliminate more than 95% of the fats and oils from loaded wastewater. 800-753-3278;

Wieser Concrete precast concrete grease interceptors

Precast concrete grease interceptors from Wieser Concrete remove grease from the waste stream to bring the water to acceptable standards before discharge to a sanitary sewer system. The grease interceptors are easy to maintain and large enough to hold considerable amounts of grease to allow for sufficient retention time. The outdoor-type grease interceptors provide acceptable effluent quality. They are produced to provide a healthy restaurant environment and to be watertight, durable during storage and transportation, and easy to install. 800-325-8456;


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;

Park Process Sludge King II

The Sludge King II roll-off dewatering container from Park Process uses filters that turn 90 degrees at the bottom of the container, leaving standing water in the cake. This also increases the usable area of the filters by 33% over older containers with only one center filter wall. The increased filter surface area and the narrowed sludge compartments formed by the additional filter panel translate into drier cake formed in less time. 855-511-7275;

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;

Pinnacle roll tarp sludge container

Roll tarp sludge containers from Pinnacle come standard in 20-, 25-, 30- and 40-cubic-yard capacities. The radius-bottom containers have 1/4-inch floors and 3/16-inch sidewalls. All containers are water-tested to the top of the container for 30 to 45 minutes and come standard with a side-roll tarp. Custom sizes, dewatering baskets and other modifications are available. All are blasted prior to painting, and the shell is powder coated. 256-840-8031;  


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