FOG in Wastewater

A Quick & Easy Solution for Measuring FOG (Fats, Oil, and Grease) in Wastewater

  • Comparable to EPA 1664
  • Complies with ASTM D7066
  • Operable from vehicle for on-site compliance testing
  • Test industrial wastewater before releasing
  • Provides on-site results in under 15 minutes

The InfraCal 2 Analyzer is used for industrial wastewater and water entering public water treatment plants. Spectro Scientific offers this simplified procedure for monitoring FOG discharges to help customers avoid fines or regulators to catch high FOG discharges that can result in sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). In most cases, treatment plants are forced to wait for days or even weeks before receiving off-site laboratory results. Now, they can have results in a mere 15 minutes.

The InfraCal 2 Analyzer is a compact, lightweight and battery operated, making it an ideal solution for operating in the range of ambient conditions typically found in field environments. The measurement by infrared absorption makes use of the fact that hydrocarbons such as fats, oils, and grease are extracted from wastewater or soil through the use of an appropriate solvent.

The filter is preset for the infrared wavelength specific to hydrocarbons (3.4microns or 2930cm>-1). The extracted hydrocarbons absorb infrared energy proportional to the sample’s concentration of oil and grease in wastewater. The InfraCal 2 Analyzer gives a direct readout in the desired units of measurement.

The InfraCal 2 TOG/TPH Analyzer can store multiple calibrations and has password protection on instrument settings.  This updated version of the original InfraCal currently used worldwide for oil in water measurements now has increased sensitivity, a multi-language touchscreen user interface and internal data storage.  Data can be exported via USB directly to a PC or to a flash drive.

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