Grease Traps 101

Grease Traps 101

Gravity vs. Hydromechanical

Updated January 11 2018 | Published January 11 2018


Gravity grease interceptors treat kitchen wastewater from food service establishments using gravity separation. They accumulate fats, oil and grease, and solids over time allowing the treated wastewater to discharge to the sanitary sewer.

Gravity Grease Interceptor



Hydromechanical grease interceptor treat kitchen wastewater from food service establishments using gravity separation aided by vented flow control. They are typically installed indoors and connected to one to four sinks in the kitchen. They accumulate fats, oil and grease, and solids over time in a relatively small separator tank allowing the treated wastewater to discharge to the sanitary sewer.

Hydromechanical Grease Interceptor


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