HIGHLY COMMENDED: Environmental Products & Services (EPAS) GreaseShield (Launched March 2014). GreaseShield proactive grease traps deal with emulsified fats, oils and grease that would otherwise pass through into the drainage system and cause problems. Subject to daily emptying, GreaseShield devices do not smell in operation because they remove organic matter and FOG typically entrained in the heated effluent leaving a commercial kitchen, thus inhibiting the biological degradation of organic matter in effluence and eliminating the conditions under which anaerobic bacteria prevails. GreaseShield units deal effectively with either convection or steam combi ovens and are designed to accept the effluent discharge from double-stacked ovens and floor-length ovens. The product incorporates a vortex flow controller to regulate flow without causing an impediment to entrained wastes.
WINNER: Mechline GreasePak Compact (Launched July 2014). GreasePak DMi combined with GreasePak MSGD5 fluid is a biological drain maintenance system that is specially designed to degrade fats and greases found in commercial kitchen drains. This environmentally-friendly Class 1 biodegradable product degrades fats, oil and grease into smaller, simpler molecules that do not reform or solidify. Fully compliant with current building regulations, this sustainable solution is the only BBA-accredited product of its type in the UK. As a standalone bioremediation system, GreasePak delivers an effective grease removal solution that works with or without the use of grease traps. The wall-mounted unit incorporates a built-in sensor that indicates when the fluid containers need changing.