publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

International evolution of fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste management - A review

Thomas Wallace; David Gibbons; Michael O'Dwyer; Thomas P. Curran;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
In recent years, issues relating to fat, oil and grease (FOG) in sewer systems have intensified. In the media, sewer blockages caused by FOG waste deposits, commonly referred to as 'fatbergs', are becoming a reminder of the problems that FOG waste can cause when left untreated. These FOG blockages lead to sanitary sewer overflows, property flooding and contamination of water bodies with sewage. Despite these financial and environmentally detrimental effects, a homogenous FOG waste management method has not been developed internationally.  However, some successful enduring FOG management programmes have been established, such as in Dublin city and in Scandinavian...
Subjects
free text keywords: Fat, oil and grease (FOG), Waste management, Sewer deposits, Grease trap waste, Bioenergy, Biomaterials, Urban environment, Sanitary sewer, Sewage, business.industry, business, Engineering, Flooding (psychology), Environmental resource management, Oil and grease, Approaches of management
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

International evolution of fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste management - A review

Thomas Wallace; David Gibbons; Michael O'Dwyer; Thomas P. Curran;