FREE-FLOW Biological Drain Maintenance Systems NCH Corporation

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FREE-FLOW

Biological

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1980s — Enzymes

• The first biological maintenance product used to treat drains

• These products quickly emulsified FOG allowing it to pass through a drain system • However, this caused the grease to resolidify

downstream resulting in larger problems for municipalities

• Many municipalities eventually banned these types of products

1990s — Spore Bacteria

• Because of the problems associated with enzymes, manufacturers produced spore form bacteria that could digest FOG

• Due to their protective shell necessary to extend shelf life, these bacteria require 4-6 hours to “wake up” and become active • Most facilities do not have the necessary

retention time to allow the bacteria to become active and effectively degrade waste

2000s — Live Vegetative Bacteria

• An engineering breakthrough occurred when live, vegetative, non-spore form bacteria were introduced

• By creating the proper environment and adequate retention time, this delivery system is able to harness the power of live bacteria to effectively treat your drains

Biologicals: An Uneven Past

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Common Drain Line Problems

Slow Drains and Backups

• Fats, Oils, Grease (FOG) and food particles clog drain lines and grease traps

• This is caused by excessive dumping of waste into sinks and floor drains, resulting in filthy snaking and downtime

Foul Odors City and County Surcharges

• Strong odors caused by food particles decomposing inside drain lines and on top of the hardened grease layer in the grease trap • Foul odors in drain lines can be unpleasant for guests and patrons

Expensive and Ineffective Grease Trap Pumping

• Pumping does not remove grease buildup inside the drain line • Pumping leaves behind crusted grease on the walls of the trap,

which leads to more frequent pumping

• Improper disposal of FOG results in fines and extra surcharges • Local water authorities are becoming more and more stringent in their

enforcement of laws pertaining to the level of FOG, BOD, and TSS emitted by businesses into municipal sewer lines

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Live Bacteria

Unlike other spore-form bacteria products, FREE-FLOW bacteria are ready to go to work as soon as they enter the drain system, improving the effectiveness of each treatment.

The Right Bacteria

FREE-FLOW contains five different types of bacteria that attack food sources and turn them into water and CO2 and, in turn, generate more bacteria.

Proven Bacteria Strains

Often these are the same bacteria used by local wastewater treatment facilities to effectively treat waste before it’s reintroduced into the environment.

No Free Enzymes or Surfactants

FREE-FLOW actually digests and removes FOG, unlike solvents and free enzyme products, which liquefy organic waste allowing it to flow to the treatment facility.

FOG Reduction

FREE-FLOW reduces the amount of FOG passed to the city or county wastewater treatment facility.

The Key to Implementing a Successful Biological Drain Program is Through the Use of Live Bacteria

The Solution: Introduction of ECO Bionics

®

FREE-FLOW

Bacteria

FREE-FLOW

Spore/Enzyme FREE-FLOW Bacteria

• Digests FOG • Converts FOG to

water and CO2 • Innovative and

patented technology

• The same bacteria frequently used by wastewater treatment facilities

• Liquefies FOG • Ineffective, weak,

and dormant bacteria • Outdated technology

• Banned by many city and county water authorities

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The ECO Bionics

®

BIO-Amp

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Generates 31 Trillion Live Bacteria Daily

4. At the end of the 24 hour period, the entire contents of the vessel (31 trillion live bacteria) are applied to your drain system and the entire process starts over again

5. All of this is controlled by the computer found here – the machine is completely independent and requires no action from you or your staff

2. The vessel fills with water and begins to spin, creating a vortex

3. The bacteria grow in the vessel for 24 hours where they become active and multiply every 20 minutes

1. Each day 32 grams of FREE-FLOW™ pellets

are automatically dumped into the growth vessel

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The ECO Bionics

®

FREE-FLOW

/BIO-Amp

Difference

Bacteria reduce pumps outs, pressure washing, and hydro-jetting occurences often by as much as 50%.

Results With the Utilization of the BIO-Amp

Introduction of 31 Trillion Live Bacteria Into Drain Line

Overwhelming amount of bacteria is 1,000 times more bacteria than the nearest competitor.

What Daily Dosing Means to You

A 180-bed hospital located in Bakersfield, CA was having significant difficulty in controlling the oil and grease accumulation in its kitchen grease trap and 1,500 gallon onsite lift station.

The hospital was spending over $10,000 annually in biological products and drain treatments, in addition to hydro-jetting the grease trap monthly and manually chiseling large grease deposits from the lift station walls. However, the hospital still incurred periodic back-ups.

One BIO-Amp was installed feeding directly into the main line leading to the lift station. A second BIO-Amp was later installed on the main line leading to the grease trap. The BIO-Amps pumped 62 trillion bacteria into the drain system each day.

BIO-Amp Case Study

Reduces Professional Maintenance Servicing

Reduces City and County Surcharges

$15,000

Cost Benefit Analysis

Annual Drain Maintenance Savings

$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 Lift Station Treatment Savings Grease Trap Treatment Savings Labor Savings Reduced Hydrojetting

Helps Prevent Back-Ups

Helps Eliminate Foul Odors

Bacteria digest grease build-up in drain lines that can block flow and cause a back-up.

The BIO-Amp applies the competitors equivalent of 292 gallons of bacteria product every 24 hours.

That’s more than five 55-gallon drums… every day!

Bacteria reduce the amount of food particles that decay and cause foul odors.

The BIO-Amp saved the hospital $10,000 in

maintenance costs, while keeping the traps and lines free of grease.

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The ECO Bionics

®

DrainCobra

Generates 100 Billion Live Bacteria Daily

1. Every 24 hours three grams of ECO Bionics FREE-FLOW™ VENOM pellets are automatically

released into the growth vessel

2. The vessel fills with water and periodically receives a short blast of water to provide aeration

3. The bacteria grow in the vessel where they become active and multiply every 20 minutes

4. The live bacteria are automatically applied to your drain system every two hours

5. Once each day, the entire contents of the vessel are applied to your drain system and the entire process starts over again

6. All of this is controlled by the computer, found here – the machine is completely independent and requires no action by you or your staff

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Overwhelming amount of bacteria is 19 times more bacteria than the nearest competitor.

The ECO Bionics

®

FREE-FLOW

VENOM

/DrainCobra

Difference

A high school in Dallas, TX was using a spore form biological product to treat their drain lines and 3,000 gallon grease trap. Even though they were treating their drain lines on a preventative basis they still struggled with several back-ups resulting in downtime and costly hydro-jetting. The 3,000 gallon grease trap was pumped out every other month. The DrainCobra was installed delivering 100 billion live bacteria daily. Since incorporating the DrainCobra, they have been completely free of back-ups and able to extend the pump outs to every three months. This resulted in a savings of $2,410. $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 0 $6,066 $3,234 $468 $2,364 Competitor’s $3,656 $2,156 $1,500 DrainCobra Pump-outs Emergency Service Biological Treatment

Helps Prevent Back-Ups

Helps Eliminate Foul Odors

Introduction of 100 Billion Live Bacteria Daily

What Daily Dosing Means to You

DrainCobra Case Study

Reduces Professional Maintenance Servicing

The DrainCobra saved the high school $2,410 in maintenance costs, while completely eliminating back-ups.

Results With the Utilization of the DrainCobra

Bacteria digest grease build-up in drain lines that can block flow and cause a backup.

Bacteria reduce the amount of food particles that decay and cause foul odors.

DrainCobra applies the competitors equivalent of 512 fluid ounces of bacteria product every 24 hours.

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