Fats Oils and Grease
EM Technology® offers a unique approach to dealing with fats, oils, and grease. Instead of emulsifying them, as enzyme products do, EM-1® Microbial Inoculant will digest them, eliminating them from the system. During the natural fermentation process, over 50 different enzymes are produced by the microbes in EM-1®. Since there is no freeze drying or pasteurization of the EM-1®, all the enzymes are left in solution and continue to be produced by the live microbes in the culture. In regards to grease digestion, the most important of these enzymes are protease and lipase. Microbes use enzymes to accelerate the breakdown of various materials. This is one of the main reasons EM-1® Waste Treatment does such a great job at digesting grease. If you inoculate a system with only enzymes, you don't necessarily have the microbes in place that can use them and finish the process.
This is evidenced by a reduction of BOD and COD, after application directly into grease traps, within the waste stream. EM-1® Waste Treatment lowers the cloud point of the FOGs within the trap, eliminating the formation of paraffin’s, thereby reducing gas pockets of H2S gas formed around putrefactive food particles.
EM-1® Waste Treatment improves efficiency of the treatment plant skimmer tanks to capture a greater amount of grease.
Biological polishing of the sewer pipes occurs as the EM-1® Waste Treatment is seeded throughout the collection system, thus reducing clogging and crowning from saponifiable or non-saponifiable grease.