CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #21: Solving Restaurant Grease Trap and Sewer Problems

October 26, 2021

Frequent sewer clogging—plus bad smells from the grease trap—had become a headache at one restaurant in Russia. In 2017, they decided to try adding Bionetix® ECO-TRAP™ L and BCP22™ to the sewer pipe and grease trap. The results were so good that the restaurant wrote an official letter recommending the products for use in other food production facilities!

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Dirty Grease trap, grease recovery device collects and reduces fats, oils and greases.

NEWS ALERT: Grease Trap Cleanup in Action!

October 26, 2021

Do you ever groan when it comes to dealing with grease traps? Fats, oils, and greases can build up quickly for restaurants and other food industry facilities that process high fat content. Grease traps are there to keep too much fat from going into the sewer, but, unfortunately, grease still tends to build up, overflow, and create bad odors. The good news is that we are seeing real life successes with BCP22™ and ECO-TRAP™ treatments from Bionetix® International!

Just this year, a canned fish factory in Russia began applying these biological products to their grease traps. The facility, which operates 24/7, had so much fat built up in the grease trap that it completely obscured the water. The factory uses seawater in its production processes, and this can potentially slow FOG (fats, oils, and greases) digestion. However, after biological treatment with BCP22™ and ECO-TRAP™ started, the fat began to gradually decrease even in the presence of high chloride wastewater (17,000 mg/L). In just two months, 70% of the
water surface was clear and only 30% was still covered by fat! The product success has led the factory to continue ordering the products and start planning experiments at some of their other corporate group locations. Stay tuned for more developments!

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Holstein cow with huge tongue

NEWS ALERT: Large New Zealand Dairy Cooperative Endorses Bionetix® Lagoon Treatment Technology

October 20, 2021

We are excited to announce that a large dairy cooperative in New Zealand has endorsed Bionetix® biotechnology for the treatment of wastewater effluent!

Farmers in the dairy cooperative have been facing problems with their wastewater lagoons for manure storage, so the organization coordinated trials of BCP80™ with Bionetix® International’s New Zealand distributor. Following the trials, the cooperative agreed that Bionetix® effluent pond cleaning products would be the recommended technology for their network of more than 10,000 farmers, responsible for a large percent of the world’s dairy exports. Although COVID lockdowns have slowed training and introduction of the technology, several farmers have already signed on for a monthly subscription to BCP80™ for more efficient treatment of their manure waste!

BCP80™ enhances and accelerates the biological digestion of animal wastes, reduces costs of manure pit maintenance and drainage, and helps reduce odors. Learn more about it here: https://www.bionetix-international.com/products/bcp80/

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BCP22 Sunset in Guatemala City

NEWS ALERT: Ongoing Success with BCP22™ in Guatemalan Restaurants!

October 12, 2021

Our Bionetix® distributor ECOTEC has reported outstanding results from using BCP22™ and ECO-DRAIN™ in restaurants in Guatemala! They currently supply this pair of Bionetix® biological treatments to help a total of 68 restaurants maintain grease traps and reduce and prevent bad smells and drainage clogging. Here’s how they got started on this successful treatment plan.

In 2016, ECOTEC began using BCP22™ to help wastewater treatment plants that had problems with excess fats. They later marketed it to restaurants, starting with a two-month trial at five restaurants. After seeing positive results, they started recommending it for use to every restaurant client, starting with 30 restaurants and increasing to 68. One of these restaurants is a very famous restaurant that saw a big improvement in grease trap odor and clogging problems after using BCP22.

Before using Bionetix® biologicals, restaurants had few options. They could try to get rid of bad smells by applying hot water or chemicals down the drain. One of them even did a trial with a competitor’s biological product, but nothing worked as well as BCP22. ECOTEC eventually added ECO-DRAIN™ to the treatment plan to extend the solution to restaurant drain systems.

It only takes about one minute to apply each product daily. During the first 15 days, a double-strength shock-dose of product is added to establish a good microbial colony in the grease trap and drains. After that, the restaurant staff only needs to add one or two pouches a day to the kitchen sink, floor drains, and/or soda machine drains. ECOTEC provides training to the restaurant staff and helpful guides to make regular application easy.

If you want to have the same success with grease trap and drain maintenance as ECOTEC has seen with its 68 restaurant clients, be sure to contact Bionetix® today to learn more about these two biotechnologies: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/.

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NEWS ALERT: Need to Boost Nitrification? Add a Dose of A55L™

October 5, 2021

Ammonia is a major pollutant that needs to be removed from wastewater before it can be released to the environment. It is also a problem in aquariums and ponds where excess levels can have negative effects on fish. While Bionetix® International recommends BCP655™ as the most efficient way to reduce nitrogen and ammonia levels and simultaneously lower BOD/COD (especially when facing lower temperatures or oxygen levels), you can also add A55L™ when you need to increase nitrogen removal, as when shock loading occurs.

A55L™ uses nitrifying bacteria to support the natural nitrification process. The Nitrosomonas strain in A55L™ oxidizes ammonia to nitrite using available dissolved oxygen in the water. Nitrobacter bacteria then take up the next step of the process by oxidizing the nitrite into nitrate. A55L™ can be used to restore nitrification quickly after upsets and support natural nitrification in colder months (optimum temperature is 59-86 °F [15-30 °C]).
The end result is cleaner wastewater without the extra surcharge for nitrogen-based pollutants!

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Keywords: nitrification, ammonia, nitrogen, high ammonia levels, wastewater treatment, BOD, COD, nitrite, nitrate, plant upsets, pollutants, Bionetix, biological treatment, wastewater lagoons, wastewater efficiency, nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, shock loading, ponds, aquariums

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