FOG (Fat, Oil & Grease)

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A selection of articles relating to FOG (Fat, Oil & Grease), sometimes funny, but always education and helpful

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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.

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.

April 17, 2022
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.

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.

April 17, 2022
There might be as many opinions on this question as there are people in the room. However, fact is that a block drain has a knock on effect. Block drains often result in the kitchen shutting down until experts have resolved the blockage and in some extreme cases there is water damage in lower level sections of the building. While every blockage has different effects here is an idea on the cost

What is the true cost of inefficient FOG (Fat, Oil & Grease) Control

There might be as many opinions on this question as there are people in the room. However, fact is that a block drain has a knock on effect. Block drains often result in the kitchen shutting down until experts have resolved the blockage and in some extreme cases there is water damage in lower level sections of the building. While every blockage has different effects here is an idea on the cost

April 17, 2022
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"

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 17, 2022
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.

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
Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) is not restricted to particular types of menu or cooking styles. Fats and oil are derived from oils, meat, fish and dairy products, and almost all types of preparation and cooking generate waste FOG.

What are Grease Traps and How Do They Work?

Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) is not restricted to particular types of menu or cooking styles. Fats and oil are derived from oils, meat, fish and dairy products, and almost all types of preparation and cooking generate waste FOG.

April 17, 2022
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.

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 17, 2022
For the past couple of decades, yellow grease, or used fryeroil, has been the goto source for biodiesel production. Each gallon of yellowgrease produces almost the same volume of biodiesel. Though the biodiesel yield is much lower for brown grease(50 percent), pioneering organisations are discovering uses for all types ofgrease trap waste.

WHY GREASE TRAP TO FUEL TANK MAKES SENSE

For the past couple of decades, yellow grease, or used fryeroil, has been the goto source for biodiesel production. Each gallon of yellowgrease produces almost the same volume of biodiesel. Though the biodiesel yield is much lower for brown grease(50 percent), pioneering organisations are discovering uses for all types ofgrease trap waste.

April 17, 2022
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.

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.

April 17, 2022
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?

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?

April 17, 2022
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.

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.

April 17, 2022