The accumulation of fats, oils and grease can be dramatically reduced through the use of Thioguard technical grade magnesium hydroxide. Thioguard is a strong base, and a moderate pH adjuster, which adds non-carbonate alkalinity to the wastewater. As pH increases, fats, oils and grease become more soluble. The practical effect on municipal wastewater systems is a rapid, dramatic reduction in fat, oils and grease buildup within the collection, transport and treatment structures.

Thioguard does not move FOG problems "downstream," only to reappear in your plant. It eliminates the problem, by improving the immediate environment, allowing "good bacteria" to perform their function. By the time the wastewater reaches your reclamation facility, the majority of the FOG has been either consumed or reduced to simpler organics.

The addition of Thioguard boosts pH levels, throughout your system, preventing the conditions that encourage the deposition of grease, which can clog lines, and accumulate on the surface of pump stations and your treatment plant. With improved pH, solubility is increased significantly, by a factor of 10 in some cases. It’s typically added through a single feed unit, and provides multiple benefits throughout your system, from source to discharge. 

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Thioguard provides the greatest power to neutralize acid over long infrastructure distances, while providing additional benefits to your wastewater treatment plant's biological treatment processes.

The benefits of adding Thioguard to your treatment processes are not limited to the prevention or reduction of FOG, through sustainable and balanced pH levels. Thiogaurd also prevents corrosion and dramatically reduces the formation of sludge — significantly reducing your handling and transportation costs. The benefits are numerous and systemwide, making Thioguard the most practical choice for your system. 

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