Can bacteria be used to prevent grease accumulation in problem sewer lines? During field testing using microbial cultures with either a metering pump or manual dosing, Aster Bio was able to get some very good proof that microbes can work in the confines of municipal sewers in preventing grease accumulation.
The trial pictured below shows a problematic sewer line down stream from several quick serve restaurants. The line was cleaned on a regular basis using jetting and various cleaning solutions. The problem is the cleaning solutions and jetting just push a big slug of grease to the lift station and sewage treatment plant. Aster Bio tested our products to see if microbes could successfully colonize the pipe walls and actually degrade the grease. The results are in the photo below:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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