Product Focus - November 2021

Product Focus - November 2021

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Bacteria/Chemicals – Grease

Century Chemical Bio-Snake Blocks

Century Chemical’s Bio-Snake Blocks are designed to ensure proper functioning conditions for a customer’s grease trap. Adding a block to the bottom of a grease trap will cause an immediate reduction in grease buildup and a 96% reduction in odor, according to the maker. The block continues to release new bacteria over a long time period and reduces effluent BOD levels by up to 80%. A time-release formula lasts up to 30 days. 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;

Drylet BioReact

BioReact from Drylet is a dry-to-the-touch powder formulated to remediate fats, oils and grease in any system through microbial activity. It delivers millions of inorganic particles embedded with billions of microbes directly to the FOG layer. Because they’re protected in the engineered porous particles, the bacteria reproduce at accelerated rates. They consume and degrade solids and foam, breaking down and liquefying sludge while reducing gas and odor. It is easy to apply and requires no pre-mixing. The product can be successfully used to keep grease traps and drains unclogged in restaurants and coffee shops just as effectively as it can be applied to a municipal or industrial wastewater treatment facility collection system and grease trap, according to the maker. It contains no chemical ingredients and no genetically modified organisms. It is nontoxic and safe for the environment. 346-980-9570;

Ecological Laboratories PRO-PUMP/DGTT

PRO-PUMP/DGTT (Drainline and Grease Trap Treatment) is a liquid, high-count culture consortium from Ecological Laboratories designed for commercial effluent drainlines and grease trap systems. According to the maker, it has a pleasant fragrance and is 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 to help eliminate odors, clean drainlines and benefit receiving wastewater systems. 800-326-7867;

HotJet USA 3n1 Total-C

HotJet USA’s 3n1 Total-C additive is designed to help prevent build-up of fats, oils and grease with regular usage, keeping lines free flowing and without the odor that typically results from FOG-plagued drains. It combines all-natural citrus-based liquefiers and active enzymes with natural oil-eating bacteria to emulsify FOG without use of harsh acids, alkaline or solvents. It is used for household drains, septic systems and commercial applications. Private labeling is available for distributors. 800-624-8186;

J&J Portable Sanitation Products Evergreen 

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 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;

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, bacteria attack 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;

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, according to the maker. 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 fats, oils and grease that collect in sewer systems. The 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, according to the maker. 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. 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, according to the maker. The tablets contain an 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;

Grease Handling Equipment

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 convenient maintain-in-place design. 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, the maker states. 800-253-0532;

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;

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 suited for large vacuum truck hoses, including indoor or remote difficult-to-access jobs. 800-367-0972;

Grease Interceptor

ASHLAND PolyTraps 4800 Series

The polyethylene 4800 Series grease interceptor from ASHLAND PolyTraps is an option when corrosion resistance is needed. The grease interceptor utilizes a hydromechanical process to prevent fats, oils and grease from entering sewage lines. It comes standard with an external flow control to ensure the waste flow doesn’t surpass gallon-per-minute recommendations. Units are tested and certified to PDI-G101 standards and are able to withstand continuous usage with temperatures up to 212 degrees F. Units have a smooth, nonstick surface for complete cleaning. Designed for flush-with-floor or on-the-floor installation, units are offered in a wide range of sizes from 4 gpm with a 2.3-gallon holding capacity, to 350 gpm with a 560-gallon holding capacity. 800-541-8004;

Grease Treatment

BioMicrobics LIXOR 

LIXOR from BioMicrobics is a nonclogging, venturi-type aeration device that supplies air in a variety of wastewater applications. Equipped with an above-ground, regenerative blower — the system’s only moving part — a continuous large volume of air is piped down to submerged devices. The velocity of air and water increase substantially inside the venturi chamber, creating a vacuum that pulls in surrounding liquid and breaks the incoming air stream into smaller size bubbles. The result is a turbulent plume of water and bubbles that travel up through the water, transferring oxygen for biological activity and creating horizontal and vertical mixing patterns. Each submerged aeration system is designed to achieve reliable aeration and mixing performance efficiencies. Individual or multiple units may be used in many ways to help achieve desired treatment goals. 800-753-3278;

 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;

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. 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, which is 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;

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 protects hoses 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 sludgecontainer

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;

 Screens/Strainers/Screening Equipment

Park Process SkimPro

The SkimPro floating skimmer from Park Process is designed for use in backwash receiving tanks to skim clear water and recycle it back to the clean-water flow. The unit is constructed of 316 stainless steel with a skimmer head that is designed to handle whatever flow is required for the particular application. 855-511-7275;

ScreencO Systems Trash Master 400 Auto Screen

The Trash Master 400 Auto Screen from ScreencO Systems uses gravity to separate the trash from the flow stream through a 4-inch inlet with a fan spreader to power-offload vacuum trucks. It has an aluminum hopper with a 6-inch outlet cam and 3/8-inch gapped 1/4-inch bar screen that meets U.S. EPA 503 regulations. A stainless steel U-channel with plastic-lined titanium UHMW provides for years of wear, with a high-strength alloy steel 8 1/2-inch shaftless screw that moves trash to a waste container. The stainless steel U-channel has slotted drain holes and a center channel bar screen for cleaner and dryer trash. A custom-built stainless steel bar rake is included for easy maintenance. A front spray bar with a 1 gpm nozzle keeps the unit clean and free of buildup. A 2 hp NORD gear reduction drive with Lenze variable-frequency drive control accomplishes a variable-speed screw from 6 to 30 rpms. 208-790-8770;

 Septic Tank agitator

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;

 Sludge Sampling Equipment

Sim/Tech Filter TruCore

The TruCore from Sim/Tech Filter is a large-diameter, accurate, user-friendly sludge sampler designed for use in sludge common to septic tanks. It allows samples to be taken quickly without creating excessive turbulence, as there are no restrictions caused by valves, stoppers or flaps. With a 1 3/8-inch I.D., the capacity per foot is almost 10 ounces. The straight-through design allows the sample to be effortlessly returned to the tank. The unit is made of a polycarbonate sampling tube (marked every foot) and PVC fittings. It comes as a single-piece, 8-foot unit or as two 4-foot units that slip together. Custom sizes and configurations are also available. A simple and customizable extension kit is available for deeply buried tanks. 888-999-3290;   


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