Skip to main content

RAPID ON-SITE ANALYSIS OF FATS, OIL AND GREASE

Buy Article:

$9.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

It is estimated that 23–28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal processors, meat packers, cosmetic manufacturers and industrial laundry establishments that already contribute to oil and grease in the waste stream, highlights the need for publicly owned treatment plants (POTWs) to regulate and monitor FOG. Besides clogged sewer lines, high FOG levels also disrupt the effective operation of a wastewater treatment plant. Many POTWs have instituted FOG control programs. An important feature of any FOG program is locating and monitoring industries and food service establishments dumping high levels of FOG in the sewer line. Waiting for remote laboratory results can add costs in time and dollars. An accurate, quick and simple form of onsite analysis can greatly assist regulators as well industries that want to insure their pretreatment system is operating properly. A new simplified procedure for FOG analysis based on solvent extraction and infrared absorption can give a regulator or operator an onsite result in less than 10 minutes.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more