Krasnodar is a relatively small city in Eastern Russia, not far from the borders of Ukraine and Georgia. Krasnodar was built on the side of the Kuban River and has a striving food and agriculture industry. The city of Krasnodar has a population of just fewer than 750,000.
It recently came to light that Russia would host the 2018 FIFA World Cup and to accommodate for the event and the masses of fans that will come to support and spectate; Russia recently began a number of construction projects throughout its major cities. One of these projects is based in the mentioned city of Krasnodar. The Krasnodar construction includes that of a football stadium, a number of small shops and parking facilities. Once construction is complete, the stadium, which will be known as Krasnodar Stadium, will have a maximum capacity of over 36,000. Once the FIFA World Cup has ended in 2018, it will be further renovated to accommodate for the Kuban Krasnodar football team thus giving it a longer lifetime.
There are many economic advantages to building these stadiums, including; providing jobs for thousands of people during the initial World Cup boom and then a sustained work load for workers in the form of general maintenance etc. after that and they bring foreign investment into the country in the form of labour, building materials and equipment.
However, there can be a number of disadvantages in the creation of these stadiums, and that comes about in the form of waste- wastewater in particular. It is common for fans and spectators to enjoy hot food while watching football, whether it is a hot dog, a chip or a stew. During the preparation, production and cleaning of these foods and their containers a lot of fats, oils and greases (FOG) can be washed down the sink. When this is being exercised in mass quantities, the effects of FOG can be detrimental to pipe networks and sewers. The FOG that is passed down the drains eventually hardens and solidifies which can cause flooding, water back-ups, bust pipes and eventually fatbergs.
To combat this problem, the Krasnodar Stadium had 32 of our very own Grease Guardian automatic grease traps installed under the kitchen sinks of the stadium. The Grease Guardian separates grease from the water effluent and stores it for later disposal. This will ultimately stop any harmful effects of grease from taking effect on the Krasnodar Stadium and its surrounding areas.
The Krasnodar Stadium is just one of many high profile venues that have Grease Guardians within it. Others include; Old Trafford, Emirate Stadium, Louis Vuitton headquarters, Sydney Cricket grounds, and Grand Central Stadium in New York.
There are a number of different benefits that Krasnodar Stadium has benefited from by installing 32 Grease Guardians, these include:
- Increased level of kitchen automation
- Reduced risk of foul odours
- Increased level of waste disposal/control
- Reduced risk of flooding
- Exempt from municipal fines/fees
- Potential to reuse/sell reclaimed oil
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