If you work in the food and beverage industry, you are likely familiar with the challenges that fat, oil and grease (FOG) buildup presents and the potential costly impact on your wastewater treatment processes and your bottom line.
Removing FOG from water is an important problem to address in all segments of the industry. Oil ends up in wash water and wastewater in each of these applications:
- Farm Equipment - From washdown of machinery and facilities
- Oil extraction - Natural byproduct of the process
- Oil transport - Washing tank trucks
- Oil used for cooking or as an ingredient - Washdown of equipment and facilities
- Fat, oil and grease from meat and fish - Natural byproduct from processing
- Oil from manufacturing containers - Hydraulic oil from machinery
- Canning foods and beverages - Oil from can seamers
- Fat, oil and grease from cooking food for consumption - FOG builds up in grease traps
Learn more about the source of FOG in each of these situations by downloading our free resource, The Complete Guide: Oil Removal Challenges (and Solutions) in the Food Industry.
In the food industry, the question is likely not if you have oil in water, but where and to what extent the problem exists. Read on to learn about the kind of information our oil removal experts seek in order to assess oil-in-water applications and determine proper solutions.