Wastewater Utilities Find Answer to Smelly Sewers; Odor-Mite™ Calms Public Complaints, Delivers Green, Non-Toxic Odor Control at Lower Cost

Mar 09, 2011, 11:00 ET from FOG Free Technologies

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, cost efficient odor control product for wastewater utility lift stations and sewers is winning praise for eliminating odors and the public complaints that have plagued utilities for years.

FOG Free Technologies (FFT) has announced the release of its Odor-Mite™ product after a series of successful field trials at utilities in the southeast U.S. Odor-Mite™ is one of a dozen FFT products that are non-toxic and bio-degradable. FFT products range from oil spill remediation, wastewater industry cleaners of fat, oil, grease and odor, to household cleaning supplies.

Odor-Mite™ field trials at Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), which manages one of Florida's largest wastewater utilities, showed immediate positive results.

"We tested Odor-Mite™ in one of our worst customer complaint areas," said Kim Thornton, JEA Wastewater Operations. "We tried other applications over the years but they could not contain hydrogen sulfide levels of 225 ppm with spikes of 750 ppm at the site. The difference with Odor-Mite™ is incredible. And customer complaints have completely stopped."

FFT Vice President Doc Knight said the Odor-Mite™ application actually began its use in conjunction with FFC-100, a bio-degrading agent for fat, oil and grease build-up in utility lift stations and gravity sewers.

Additionally, Knight said tests show Odor-Mite™ provides corrosion control in utility pipes and valuable equipment because the product is non-caustic and is non-reactant to carbon dioxide.  

Knight said Odor-Mite™ is half the cost of chemical-based treatment systems in most cases and with the flat rate per month cost, customers can budget and not be surprised with increased dosing that may occur with the "old drip systems" when temperatures rise. Knight said utilities using Odor-Mite™ can replace the large bio-filters and scrubbers, gain better results and lower capital and energy costs.

"Utility costs have gone up dramatically in recent years," Knight said. "And Odor-Mite™ offers a welcomed savings as well as performance and public appreciation."

About FOG Free Technologies (FFT)

FFT is based in North Charleston, S.C. and its product formulas serve a variety of applications from crude oil spill remediation, wastewater utility cleaners of fat, oil, grease and odor, household cleaning products and more.

FFT product formulas are 100% toxin free and completely bio-degradable.

The company has two patents pending, one for its application process and the other for the actual product formulas. FFT is committed to long-term development of new product formulas that lower utility costs, protect equipment and facilities, and safeguard the environment for generations to come.

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