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Sugar/Starch Eradication System (SES®) 


The Problem

Sugar buildup from soft drink syrup can rapidly clog a drain line.Almost every food or drink production involves the use of sugar or starch. Bakeries, restaurants, breweries, and soft drink manufacturers send excess sugar and starch down their drains and into their drainage systems. Once there, these wastes settle in the bottoms of drain lines, accumulating until they completely block the pipes, often causing backups. This photo shows how sugar build-up from soft drink syrup can rapidly clog a drain line. This pipe is 70% blocked after just four months.

Additionally, sugar and starch build-up contributes to high BOD (biological oxygen demand) and TSS (total suspended solids) levels, which can add up to expensive plumbing bills and large fines (surcharges).


The Solution

An Environmental Biotech technician services a Sugar/Starch Eradication SystemDesperate facility managers often turn to harsh chemicals and solvents or mechanical routing in their efforts to clear the blockages formed by waste sugar and starch. However, these methods only damage the pipes further, ultimately resulting in costly repairs and lost revenue from production "downtime". Worst of all, the problem inevitably reappears a few months later.

Environmental Biotech's  Sugar/Starch Eradication System (SES®) provides a permanent solution to sugar and starch build-up. SES® harnesses the power of live, vegetative, non-toxic bacteria in a process called bioremediation. When pumped into drainage systems, these bacteria actually eat the clogs, converting them into harmless carbon dioxide and water. So the bacteria not only save you time and money in costly repairs, they help the environment as well.


The Service

SES® bi-weekly service assures you of hassle-free drain line maintenance. Our service system includes the following:
  • Facility visits by our Service Technician
  • Drain line dye inspection
  • Treatment of equipment drains with bacteria
  • Treatment of all floor drains with bacteria
  • Injection system inspection and maintenance
  • Temperature and pH testing on effluent
  • Consultation with facility manager concerning the inspection
  • Inspection Report provided on each visit
  • Troubleshooting service if necessary


The Benefits

  • Automatic and maintenance free
  • No more plumbers for sugar / starch related drain clogs
  • No more costly cleaning of drain line backups
  • No more lost profit from kitchen disruptions
  • No more employee dissatisfaction with foul odours, health hazards, or cleaning messy backups
  • No more "unusual" or "nasty" odours escaping into your dining area
  • Meets the 1998 USDA L2 guidelines.