Case Study-Reducing Trap Grit Waste in Complex System of Trenches

A soft drink bottling company had a complex system of trenches and 35 different grit traps to capture industrial liquid waste and debris. They called on us to reduce the amount of waste that they were generating. We developed an inspection plan to identify the problem traps where grit was building up while leaving the less problematic traps on a longer cycle.

As a result, we reduced maintenance issues and reduced the amount of waste that they were generating. Later, when their trench system started to break down before an environmental inspection, SOS trucks came in during the weekend, removed the waste, and identified the problem area. They passed the inspection and the employees were happy to work in a less malodorous environment.