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264796 - The management of fats, oils and grease (FOG) in waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) across the US

Tuesday, June 6
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM

FOG, or fats, oils and grease,in public wastewater systems has caused the most blockages in sewer pipes in the US and other developed parts of the world. The resulting sewage overflows can cost a city millions of dollars to remediate. Disposal of this waste product is also a significant problem for commercial food processors, restaurants and fat rendering facilities. FOGs are usually classified as trap grease (from grease interceptors of commercial food services0, and sewer grease (or scum) that flows through the pipes of waste water treatment plants (WWTPs). FOGs are often send to landfills, although there are efforts to reuse them. The team investigated how FOG is managed and used at WWTPs across the US, whether they accept grease hauler's FOG, and how FOG is disposed of (landfill, digestors, biodiesel, or other uses). Factors and technical parameters affecting FOG reuse are presented. Differences in practices are presented, which reflects geographical resource availability and limits. The feasibility of WWTPs to become a center for FOG reuse is also discussed.

alternative session: "balancing priorities, water and waste".

Mingming Lu

Assoc. Prof.
Univ of Cincinnati

Dr. Mingming Lu is an associate professor, Environmnetal Enginering, Univ. of Cincinnati. Her research involves air qulaity and alternative energy from waste feedstocks. She has been a long term AWMA member since 2004. has been an active AWMA member since 2004, and has been very supportive of various AWMA activities. Over the years, her students have won various prestigious awards from AWMA, such as the best MS thesis award (Rachel Agnew), and the Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship in recognition of excellence in waste management (Drs. Ming Chai and Qingshi Tu). She became the faculty advisor of the award winning UC student chapter in May 2015.

In 1997, she became a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC), which oversees the EM publication. She has championed 7 special issues of EM, served as vice chair of EAC and then Chair (2013‐2016). She currently also serves as vice chair of the Professional Development Division of the Ed Council.

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Mingming Lu

Assoc. Prof.
Univ of Cincinnati

Dr. Mingming Lu is an associate professor, Environmnetal Enginering, Univ. of Cincinnati. Her research involves air qulaity and alternative energy from waste feedstocks. She has been a long term AWMA member since 2004. has been an active AWMA member since 2004, and has been very supportive of various AWMA activities. Over the years, her students have won various prestigious awards from AWMA, such as the best MS thesis award (Rachel Agnew), and the Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship in recognition of excellence in waste management (Drs. Ming Chai and Qingshi Tu). She became the faculty advisor of the award winning UC student chapter in May 2015.

In 1997, she became a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC), which oversees the EM publication. She has championed 7 special issues of EM, served as vice chair of EAC and then Chair (2013‐2016). She currently also serves as vice chair of the Professional Development Division of the Ed Council.

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Junsong Zhang

Graduate Assistant
Univ. of Cincinnati

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Nathan Holliday

Univ of Cincinnati

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Art Helmstetter

Ecosil Technologies LLC

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