QFM contacted the Filta Group to provide a solution. Filta installed a FiltaFOG Cyclone unit with a bespoke Flour Catcher unit which was designed for the KFC store. The modular system was installed in the kitchen and connected to the sinks.
As the wastewater from the washing of pots and pans makes its way down the drain it passes to a bespoke Flour Catcher unit which captures the flour residue, the filtered wastewater flows onto the FiltaFOG cyclone grease recovery unit (which works in the same way as a conventional grease trap). Next, the two-stage patented system separates the oils from the water to produce greywater free from oil residue.
The recovered oil is then stored onsite and returned back with the restaurant’s waste oil to be repurposed (for applications such as bio-fuel etc.) which generates additional revenue for the site.
The FiltaFOG Cyclone delivers ultra-high levels of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) retention whilst using less energy than traditional GRUs and ensuring a better kitchen environment too. It offers the lowest energy consumption of any GRU and is also a sealed outlet with no need for staff to remove covers, ensuring no odours for a better working environment, reduced cleaning time and better hygiene.
It was a significant upgrade on the existing unit which was previously in place – and one which is already making a difference through improved performance and easier operation.