The decomposition of organic matter—whether plant-based like leaves, fruit, and oil or animal-based like meat, dairy, and excrement—produces volatile fatty acids, or VFA. VFA are essential intermediates that play an important role in biodegradation, particularly in anaerobic environments, and are related to malodors.
With today’s busy environment and long hours, finding the time to properly and thoroughly clean floors is almost impossible for many commercial kitchens, restaurants, cafeterias, grocery stores, and food preparation areas across industries. Over time, fat, oil, and grease (FOG) buildup creates deeply packed-in soil, especially with porous tile and in hard-to-reach grout lines, cracks, crevices, and corners. This buildup creates the increased possibility for slip and fall accidents.
What Are Grease Traps?
A grease trap is a plumbing device designed to intercept most greases and solids before they enter a wastewater disposal system. The traps reduce the amount of fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) that enter sewers.
How Do They Work?
The grease trap tank acts as a reservoir holding the wastewater and food solids that enter the trap. As the wastewater cools, the fat, oil, and grease (FOG) harden and the food solids settle. The FOG, being lighter than water, floats to the top of the grease trap.
What Are Enzymes?
Enzymes are large molecules, mostly proteins, that speed up chemical reactions. Scientists have determined that enzymes are able to catalyze, or speed up, over 5,000 specific chemical reactions.
Appropriately, the substances on which enzymes act are called “substrates,” and the molecules produced as a result are called “products.” Which substrate an enzyme acts on is dependent upon the unique three-dimensional shape of each enzyme.