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Today’s topic is quite a peculiar topic, however coming from an Environmental Science background, I found it quite an interesting one. Biologist, Prof Conrad Mullineaux, has solved a century’s old riddle of how a tiny bacterium senses light and moves towards it. Apparently, the bacteria cells can ‘visually’ detect rays of light using a type of ‘eyeball’ and will “shuffle” towards it.

It is believed that the reason for there “shuffling” towards light derived from it photosynthetic background. These small bacteria cells use light to create their own food through the process of photosynthesis and therefore want to maximize their food creating capacity and the way they do this is by moving to more favorable conditions, i.e. brighter areas with more light.

Professor Mullineaux has stated that this discovery was a “chance observation” and only stumbled upon it when they were giving a demonstration on how the cells are attracted to light. It was there they seen the ‘eyes’ light up and the cells following the light.

We at Grease Guardian are familiar with bacteria and its different effects and uses. Here we use bacteria in our dosing pumps to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our grease removal units (GRU), both manual and automatic. The dosing pump adds as an extra element to the Grease Guardian grease trap, similar to the skimming wheel and the heating element. It is not dangerous to the environment and can be easily managed. This allows us to stick to FM Environmental, our parent companies, motto; “towards a cleaner environment”.

Speaking from experience, I find that a lot of our customers use dosing equipment to eliminate foul odours from their kitchen. Grease a fat build ups will always have an unpleasant smell. This is why Grease Guardian decided to install dosing pumps in some enclosed kitchen with little ventilation’s, such as windows and vents.

For information on our full product range of Grease Removal units and interceptors, contact us using the details given below.

Thanks folks, and see you again next week for another FOG Blog!