Daniel Damme is a Director at Magnete currently living and working in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. His areas of focus as a consultant are Grease Management and IOT. Over the years he has worked for clients large and small across all five continents always excelling to make a difference. Besides working on projects, Daniel travels all over the country attending and speaking at conferences in order to gain new inspiration and inspire others. When he isn’t working on the next project, Daniel loves spending time with his family and friends or reinventing medieval recipes from the past, ideally both at the same time. For more visit https://www.epicinstarecipes.com/
Daniel Damme is a Director at Magnete currently living and working in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. His areas of focus as a consultant are Grease Management and IOT. Over the years he has worked for clients large and small across all five continents always excelling to make a difference. Besides working on projects, Daniel travels all over the country attending and speaking at conferences in order to gain new inspiration and inspire others. When he isn’t working on the next project, Daniel loves spending time with his family and friends or reinventing medieval recipes from the past, ideally both at the same time. For more visit https://www.epicinstarecipes.com/

Dan

Daniel Damme is a Director at Magnete currently living and working in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. His areas of focus as a consultant are Grease Management and IOT. Over the years he has worked for clients large and small across all five continents always excelling to make a difference. Besides working on projects, Daniel travels all over the country attending and speaking at conferences in order to gain new inspiration and inspire others. When he isn’t working on the next project, Daniel loves spending time with his family and friends or reinventing medieval recipes from the past, ideally both at the same time. For more visit https://www.epicinstarecipes.com/

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What does the phrase "Those two mix like oil and water" really mean?

We use the term “Those two mix like oil and water,” when describing two people who don’t like each other. Maybe you’ve also noticed shimmering oil floating on the surface of water on the road after it rains. In both cases you understand that water and oil don’t mix well —but have you ever wondered why? So many other things can dissolve in water—why not oil? In this activity we’ll explore what makes oil so special.

May 20, 2022
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Cheap enzyme dosing grease management, busting the cheap grease trap myth. Dosing vs grease trap

While the first part of the article established that any treatment claims made for dosing systems are dubious at best, it now turns out that even cost effectiveness is questionable and only works if biological dosing systems are operated in a low or standard setting. Increasing the dosing intensity immediately effects the running cost of an enzyme dosing system and very quickly tips the overall cost in favour of an automated grease retention unit.

May 12, 2022
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Automatic Grease Traps vs Manual Grease Traps

Grease Traps and Automated Grease Recovery units are one of the most common (Fats, Oils and Grease) FOG Control solutions. Manual or passive and automatic grease traps being the most widely accepted devices for commercial kitchen operators. Both devices are marketed as performing essentially the same job of separating fat, oil and grease from kitchen wastewater. At first look automatic grease traps seem very expensive compared to manual grease traps. There is more than meets the eye and additional factors should be consider than just the initial purchasing cost of the unit.

May 6, 2022
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Grime Dining: Is Your Bottom Line Suffering from Overlooked Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control?

Google search results in over 50 Million hits for topics around "How to Make Sure Your Restaurant Smells Amazing". A P&G survey revealed, the top turn off noticed by customers immediately when entering a hotel or restaurant "Unpleasant / bad odour"

April 21, 2022
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Why buying a second hand grease trap might be false economy

Buying an old and inexpensive second hand grease trap typically looks like the cheapest option, but in reality it could prove to be a false economy. It is likely that you will have to pay more for repairs and maintenance and modern grease traps tend to be energy efficient, which means that you pay less daily running cost.

April 17, 2022
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ACING THE TESTS: WHY MEETING A PAIR OF GREASE INTERCEPTOR STANDARDS PROVES THE SUPERIORITY OF TRAPZILLA.

North American and European grease interceptor standards give you peace of mind that the model you choose will do the job long-term, without risking damage to your community’s wastewater system and your bottom line. While Trapzilla units passed both tests with flying colors, not every grease interceptor does or is even is subjected to these tests in the first place. Here, we outline what these tests entail.

April 7, 2022
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Benefits of Reclaiming Brown Grease as an Advanced Biofuel

Recent energy insecurity highlights the important of strategic energy autonomy with reclaiming of brown grease one of the answers to make our fuel economy more sustainable and independent. 300,000 tones of FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) are collected every year, with a clear tendency to increase. Using FOG as a resource will reduce dependence on unstable suppliers, reduce greenhouse gases and costs.

April 1, 2022
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Circular economy as a key contributor to the EU's strategic autonomy

Against the backdrop of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the prospect of energy prices shooting up it makes sense to speed up the transition to a circular economy and increase strategic autonomy.

March 27, 2022
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FOG fines are often result of confusion not mal-intent by FSE (Pubs, Restaurants, Take Away, Fish & Chips etc.)

Not enough time, other more pressing issues, lack of clear guidance from experts and general confusion around standards are probably the main reason around the recent increase of breaches of the Water Industry Act 1991.

September 28, 2021
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WHY LITTLE DIPPER GREASE TRAP MAY BE THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR A TAKEAWAY

If you own a Takeaway shop or other business within the foodservice industry, chances are good that you are already using some sort of grease separator or grease trap. If not, sooner or later you will likely face clogged pipes, back-ups into your kitchen and costly fines.

September 28, 2021
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WHY POINT-OF-SOURCE GREASE TRAPS MAY BE THE IDEAL CHOICE FOR A FISH AND CHIPS SHOP

If you own a Fish and Chips shop or other business within the foodservice industry, chances are good that you are already using some sort of grease trap. If not, sooner or later you will likely face clogged pipes, back-ups into your kitchen and costly fines.

September 28, 2021
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Grease Emulsification, how to reduce the emulsion - THE INVISIBLE GREASE THIEF

Emulsion is a “fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible.” So what does that mean in plain English?

September 28, 2021
Grease trap grease grease recovery unit

What does the phrase "Those two mix like oil and water" really mean?

We use the term “Those two mix like oil and water,” when describing two people who don’t like each other. Maybe you’ve also noticed shimmering oil floating on the surface of water on the road after it rains. In both cases you understand that water and oil don’t mix well —but have you ever wondered why? So many other things can dissolve in water—why not oil? In this activity we’ll explore what makes oil so special.

May 15, 2022