Processing Magazine

A Simple Way to Reduce Costs and Increase Profit

January 4, 2012

Packaged-food producers frequently use and then must discard large batches of cooking oil used in their process. Usually they drain most of the oil directly from equipment, but they must remove residual oil by regularly washing fryers, ovens, conveyors, and other machinery. Examine how one food producer, Brakebush Brothers, recently upgraded parts of its wastewater treatment system to accommodate increased production, and, in the process, discovered an immediate-impact, low-cost way to recover used cooking oil from wastewater.