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Using bacteria to eliminate grease

Evolution has taught us so many things. This article will discuss using bacteria to eliminate grease. It would seem that there’s an inevitable plan that keeps on unveiling itself as years go by. Each unveiling lets you know more about your world and the things in it. It can’t be helped that things change over time. It simply paves the way to a brand new take to various problems. A perfect example would be bacteria.

For the longest time, the world has been paranoid of the word “bacteria”. Decades have strengthened the negative image that bacteria have always embodied then. Bacteria have been known to destroy lives by causing infections and diseases that many experts have had terrible difficulty finding cures to. These microorganisms have survived millennia of change and as the present world continues to shift, so do they. Even if some bacterial groups still bring forth sicknesses, there are milestones that have brought about the positive side of bacteria.

The primitive and resilient organisms that have earned such negative publicity are now being utilized to help mankind in his quest for a better world. One such endeavor is to eliminate the grease crisis in the United States. For the longest time, grease has given the environment a lot of trouble. As you may already know, grease was man’s invention, primarily meant to be an effective lubricant in machinery. But years went by and grease seemed to become the by-product of various industries as well such as the food industry. These days, it has been causing environmental issues particularly in the realm of the grease trap industry.

Each grease-related establishment in the US is equipped with a grease trap system, specially designed and installed according to the functions of that institution. A grease trap should be able to accommodate the FOG (fats, oils, grease) that the establishment produces but should also be maintained accordingly. Regular treatment and maintenance are necessary for the grease trap to function efficiently for a very long time. If properly managed, a trap could last for years. Problems with it are faced by so many company owners and managers due to negligence. However, these problems could easily be resolved if a reliable additive could be used in making sure that the FOG is regulated and the system is kept running smoothly.

Additives for the trap are overflowing in the market today. The most common ones that homeowners resort to are the chemical and enzyme additives that somehow only bring chaos to the system. Chemical and enzymes additives only aggravate the situation by emulsifying the grease and allowing it to join the wastewater that run through the sewers. The grease then solidifies in the sewers, sticking to the pipe walls and inevitably blocking the normal flow of wastewater. They even harm the physical aspects of the grease trap system. Homeowners use these additives because of the exaggerated promises that the manufacturers give them. Their propaganda sway the consumers into believing that their products will even eliminate the need to pump out the grease trap. Pumping out the trap is a staple exercise that has to be done on a regular flow. This assures that the FOG is kept on a very low level. When FOG is kept this way, there will be no FOG overflow to worry about and the wastewater treatment system happens smoothly.

Using bacteria to eliminate grease is now being highly encouraged. Unlike chemicals and enzymes, bacteria are living organisms that need to eat a lot in order to maintain their system and to reproduce. Bacteria are simply introduced into the grease trap and allowed to stay there until the grease has been eliminated. It should be a regular practice whenever the grease trap is pumped out. Cleaning the trap with bacteria should be done so that the ideal number of bacteria in the trap is maintained and not eliminated. This will ensure the continuous decrease of FOG in the grease trap system for years to come.

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