aero-life Develops Pretreatment Aeration System for Restaurant Grease Traps

- Environmentally Friendly System Saves Restaurants and Communities Thousands

of Dollars by Reducing Waste at the Point of Generation -

Jun 02, 2004, 01:00 ET from aero-life aeration systems

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- aero-life aeration systems, a
 manufacturer of environmentally friendly wastewater treatment systems for
 restaurants and food service operations, today announced that it has developed
 a proprietary pretreatment aeration system for restaurant grease traps.  The
 system allows restaurants and food service operations to reduce their
 operational costs by as much as $10,000 per year using the system.  In
 addition, because the waste inside grease traps often ends up in the city
 sewer system, entire communities benefit from this environmentally responsible
     "We have taken a proven technology and used it in a new way that is
 environmentally friendly and very cost effective," said Dean Keller, aero-life
 president.  "Food service operators can reduce their operational costs by as
 much as $10,000 per year using the system.  In addition, the system has
 consistently demonstrated return on investment in less than one year, and
 often in a few months."
     aero-life currently has systems installed in more than 40 restaurants and
 food service operations in New Mexico, including local stores of national
 chains such as Applebee's, Burger King, Church's Chicken, Country Kitchen,
 Sizzler and Taco Bell.  The company is in the process of building a team of
 distributors to market, install and service its systems nationally.
     Developed in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories, aero-life's
 new and unique application of aeration technology is designed to economically
 retrofit into restaurant grease traps.  By increasing the levels of dissolved
 oxygen within the traps, the aero-life aeration system facilitates the
 efficient natural breakdown of waste material at its point of generation,
 reducing the energy and cost required to transport waste to a treatment
 facility.  Higher oxygen levels within the grease trap also neutralize the
 acidic conditions created by normally anaerobic metabolism, leaving the
 effluent cleaner and less destructive to sewer systems.  These trouble-free,
 low cost systems are simple to maintain and require only 40 to 60 watts of
 110V power.
     "By reducing waste at it source, aero-life's aeration system reduces the
 burden on municipal sewer systems, benefiting communities, businesses and
 consumers," said Stuart Reeder, P.E., industrial waste engineer with the
 Pretreatment Section of the Wastewater Utility Division, Albuquerque Public
 Works Dept.  "The benefits of a system like this are the reduction of loading
 on the collection system, the reduction of odors from the facility and the
 reduction of solid fats forming in grease traps."
     The AL series linear pumps used in the systems have been found to conform
 to the European Community's Machinery Directive (CE) and are (UL) certified in
 compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards for household, commercial
 and industrial air compressors and vacuum pumps.
     About aero-life aeration systems
     Aero-life aeration systems ( represents a new,
 environmentally friendly advance in wastewater treatment using natural
 aeration, a proven technology that can help restaurants and food service
 operations significantly reduce their operational costs.  The company's
 proprietary application also benefits communities by reducing waste at the
 point of generation.

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