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PRESS RELEASE: Reduce Grease Trap Buildup, Odors, and Fines with ECO-TRAP™

October 27, 2021

Restaurants, cafeterias, and other food-processing facilities often face grease trap maintenance challenges. Too much fat buildup can lead to bad smells, clogged drains, and even fines for exceeding acceptable BOD or FOG (fat, oil, grease) discharge levels. Bionetix® International offers a biological solution for keeping the fat in check and grease traps under control with ECO-TRAP™.

ECO-TRAP™ is a grease trap treatment containing specialty additives that loosen and liquefy heavy grease deposits, thereby speeding up their degradation. ECO-TRAP™ reduces oil and fat accumulation, prevents emergency blockages, and reduces BOD and bad odors. ECO-TRAP™ contains biological nutrients and stimulants that boost the natural bacterial population to form a larger colony. The more beneficial bacteria are present, the more power is available to break down the fats, oils, and greases filling up the grease trap.

Keeping grease trap contents under control helps facilities avoid a variety of nuisances:

• Mechanical Problems: Scum buildup is reduced, pipe drainage is improved, and emergency blockages or grease trap overflows are avoided.
• Compliance Problems: Facilities having trouble meeting BOD or FOG requirements in their waste discharge can bring these down to an acceptable level to avoid fines and fees.
• Odor Problems: Reducing the amount of fat in the grease trap can get rid of bad odors that are offensive to workers and customers.

ECO-TRAP™ comes in three different forms to meet the user’s preference. ECO-TRAP™ L is a liquid version that is typically users’ number one choice because of automatic metering. It can be added manually to the grease trap, but it is often injected automatically with the aid of a pump like those used for restaurant dishwashers. This cuts down on the manual labor of daily application. If manual labor is not a concern, users can apply ECO-TRAP™ P, a powder version packaged in water-soluble packets that can be added directly to the grease trap in just a few minutes at the end of the day. Still, some users prefer the ECO-TRAP™ BLOC, which contains biological nutrients and stimulants in a slow-release bloc form that can be added directly to a less turbulent (but not dead) area of the grease trap for extended treatment.

There are a variety of potential users that stand to benefit from ECO-TRAP™. Restaurants and food courts are especially good candidates, as are food processing factories. One excellent example of solving fat and grease buildup problems comes from a fish canning factory that operated 24/7.Their grease trap was so overloaded that the water was completely obscured with a layer of fat. The severity of the problem may have been due to the use of seawater in factory processes slowing the digestion of fats due to high chloride content. In spite of this, just two months after applying ECOTRAP™ in conjunction with BCP22™ (a similar, extra strength treatment for FOG), the water surface had cleared up by 70%, leaving only 30% covered by a fat layer. In another case, a starch factory was able to dramatically reduce TSS and BOD5 levels in just two weeks by adding ECOTRAP™ and BCP22™ to the drain.

Grease traps can be a catch-all for many fat-related problems. Regular use of ECO-TRAP™ helps dissipate these problems so restaurants and food courts can focus on delivering nourishment to people instead of chasing drain clogging and odor problems.

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Take the Natural Path to Healthier Soil and Plants

October 19, 2021

Farmers face many challenges that can affect their final yield. Soil health is an especially key factor that directly impacts crop health. The ability of plants to get good nourishment from the soil, form healthy roots, and readily access water is closely related and works to promote healthier crops overall. This in turn encourages better disease resistance and higher yields. With these goals in mind, Bionetix® International helps farmers boost the rich organic matter and restore the healthy structure of the soil by supplying the beneficial microorganisms and nutrients of ORGANIC PLUS™ and ORGANIC PLUS™ RH. With these biological soil amendments, farmers can take the natural path toward healthier soil and plants.

Enhance the Natural Fertility of Soil
ORGANIC PLUS™ is a highly effective natural plant biostimulant and soil microbial enhancer. It contains high concentrations of humic and fulvic acids, marine plants, and micronutrients. It helps to increase crop yield by amending the soil with nutrients and microorganisms that enhance the natural fertility of the soil. It is also available as ORGANIC PLUS™ RH, a rhamnolipid version that provides added natural benefits to plants. ORGANIC PLUS™ / RH promotes plant health in many different ways:

• Fertilizes soil
• Enhances seed germination
• Chelates and colloidalizes fertilizers (to promote better nutrient uptake)
• Enhances root formation
• Enhances bacterial activity
• Improves water availability

In addition to direct application to soil and young crops, ORGANIC PLUS™ can also be used for hydroponic plants or as a seed soak/dip.

Positive Results from Field Testing
ORGANIC PLUS™ was applied in conjunction with SOIL-BAC™ to a half-acre (0.2-hectare) soybean test field in the summer of 2018. The goal was to suppress replant failure where the stress of two crops per season had resulted in a crop yield of only 30 percent. Soil analysis found a more stable and finer aggregate after product application. While surrounding fields experienced heavy crop losses (approximately 40% replant failure) because of excessive drought and blight, soybeans in the test zone experienced an extremely good germination rate and normal growth with a 100 percent yield.

ORGANIC PLUS™ RH (rhamnolipid version) was tested on an 86-acre (35-hectare) potato field in 2019 where potato scab had severely affected previous crops. Potato scab was virtually eliminated in this test area. The results were credited to the synergistic action of rhamnolipids and other naturally derived ingredients in ORGANIC PLUS™ RH helping control the problem through natural mechanisms.

While the normal path to healthy growth and disease resistance is sometimes to pour on excess fertilizers and pesticides, ORGANIC PLUS™ takes a more natural approach by replenishing the soil with beneficial microorganisms and a smart balance of nutrients to improve crop health and fertility.

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PRESS RELEASE: Clear the FOG with Bionetix® BCP22™!

October 12, 2021

FOG means more than a low hanging mist or a state of mental confusion. In wastewater treatment, it stands for fats, oils, and greases. These waste materials tend to build up excessively in certain types of industrial wastewater, particularly effluent/influent from food-related industries. High levels of FOG produce bad odors, may cause wastewater plant upsets, and can make it difficult for industries to meet wastewater discharge standards, often resulting in surcharges. Bionetix® International makes it possible to bring FOG levels under control with BCP22™, a biological treatment for high grease applications.

Benefits of BCP22™
BCP22™ is a blend of facultative anaerobic bacteria targeted specifically to digest FOG. BCP22™ accelerates the biological degradation of high FOG wastewaters, making it ideal for food industry applications. This helps lower sludge production, reduces unpleasant odors, and improves treatment plant performance. As BCP22™ loosens and liquefies grease deposits, it makes it easier to clean away heavy buildup of fat in holding tanks, sewers, drains, and aeration basins. Since high FOG represents a higher biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and a higher level of total suspended solids (TSS) in wastewater, BCP22™ can also be used to help reduce these levels in order for facilities to meet acceptable discharge limits and avoid unwanted fines. These benefits translate into a wide range of possible applications: 

• Restaurants
• Meat processing facilities
• Dairy industry
• Municipal wastewater treatment plants

When to Apply BCP22™
There are four main times to add BCP22™ to a waste system.

1) FOG Overload: The most obvious time to use BCP22™ is when a FOG overload occurs. This can be the case in a grease trap that is beginning to overflow or cause odor problems. It can also take the form of shock loading at a wastewater treatment plant when a sudden increase in high FOG influent is too much for the system to handle.

2) Startup of a New Wastewater System: It takes time to establish a healthy colony of naturally occurring microorganisms that are able to digest wastewater contaminants. Adding bioaugmentation products can significantly reduce the time needed to create biomass. In some cases, it is a cost-effective and more efficient alternative to the conventional approach of importing sludge from other wastewater treatment plants.

3) Treatment After Shock: BCP22™ rapidly restores biomass activity after shock to ensure a healthy system. This is most commonly needed after process interruption, planned shutdowns, pH excursions, and sudden loading of toxic compounds.

4) Maintenance: BCP22™ can also be used as a recurring maintenance dose in grease traps or wastewater treatment applications where a high load of FOG is expected and/or has caused past problems.

In all four cases, BCP22™ helps the system function effectively and efficiently by adding a boost of FOG-digesting microorganisms that can speed up the biodegradation process. For further assistance taking advantage of bioaugmentation with BCP22™, contact Bionetix® today:

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Keywords: bioaugmentation, FOG, BOD, TSS, wastewater treatment, shock loading, grease trap cleaning, grease trap maintenance, grease trap overflow, dairy waste management, Bionetix, industrial wastewater, bakery waste management, meat processing, food industry, restaurant maintenance, plant upsets, fats oils and grease

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PRESS RELEASE: Skip the Extra Nitrification Step: Do More with BCP655™ Bioconverter for Industrial and Municipal Lagoons!

High ammonia and nitrogen levels can be a big problem for industrial and municipal wastewater lagoons. The standard treatment is nitrification, a two-step process that first converts ammonia to nitrite and then nitrite to nitrate before these can be denitrified to nitrogen gas. Nitrifiers are highly
temperature dependent and sensitive to certain organic compounds. They require ample oxygen and have trouble functioning in cold temperatures, which can lead to plant upsets. In contrast, BCP655™ from Bionetix
® International is an exceptional alternative that boosts the efficiency of nitrogen and ammonia removal from wastewater lagoons and other biological treatment units even in cooler temperatures.

BCP655™ consumes organic and inorganic nitrogen such as ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite in municipal and industrial treatment plants. Bacteria strains in BCP655™ are capable of using ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite as a nitrogen source. Selected strains used in BCP655™ are heterotrophs and utilize organic carbon as the source for food and energy. In the presence of organic carbon at elevated concentrations, they can consume more ammonia than nitrifying bacteria. Overall nitrogen removal occurs through a variety of mechanisms
including higher carbon uptake and use of nitrite/nitrate for respiration and growth purposes. BCP655™ actually removes nitrogen from wastewater rather than converting it to another form, as done by nitrification.

When compared with nitrifiers, BCP655™ has at least five noteworthy advantages.

1. Nitrifiers are temperature dependent; BCP655™ is effective in a wider range of temperatures and facilitates nitrogen removal in cold weather.
2. Nitrifiers convert ammonia without reducing BOD/COD; BCP655™ simultaneously digests ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in conjunction with BOD/COD reduction.
3. Nitrifiers are sensitive to toxic organic compounds; BCP655™ consumes organic compounds without substantial toxicity problems.
4. Nitrifiers require ample oxygen to oxidize ammonia; BCP655™ uses less oxygen.
5. Nitrifiers require a subsequent denitrification step to convert nitrite/nitrate to nitrogen gas; BCP655™ uses denitrifying bacteria from the start.

BCP655™ can increase wastewater treatment efficiency by at least 50%. It reduces plant upsets from shocks, even in cooler weather, and eliminates expensive surcharges for high TKN discharge levels. BCP655™ can also be used with A55L™ to increase overall nitrogen removal.

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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

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