The Gelatin Eradication System



The Problem

gel capsulsGelatin is a common product used in manufacturing, x-ray and photographic film development, pharmaceutical production and food processing. Waste gelatin, however, can turn into uncommonly difficult problems - especially when it results in plugged drainage systems and high strength BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) wastewater discharges. Waste gelatin has a sponge-like capacity to absorb up to ten times its own weight. The gelatin accumulates on the bottom of the drain line, eventually clogging and resulting in a backup.


The Causes

X-Ray Systems

Gelatin is applied and then washed off during the development process, sending it into the drains where it becomes a food source for algae. The algae grow, clog the drains, and restrict water flow, ultimately causing backups and other maintenance problems.

Photo Processing Facilities

Commercial photo labs also produce waste gelatin during the development process. Excess gelatin washed from the film collects in the drainage systems, resulting in flow restrictions.

Food Processing and Packaging

Meat packing and other food processing facilities employ gelatin as a binding agent. The waste gelatin that escapes into the drains promotes backups and increases manufacturing downtime.


The application of gelatin to medications makes them easier for the consumer to swallow. Once again, the excess gelatin flushes into the drains, thereby reducing drain flow.


The Solution

In the past, clearing gelatin meant pouring harmful chemicals or solvents into the drainage system. The use of muriatic acid, bromine, chlorine, or copper sulphate is dangerous for employees and damaging to drain lines. These temporary solutions often result in expensive plumbing repairs. The GEL-OUT ® Gelatin Eradication System uses live, vegetative, naturally occurring bacteria, which are non-toxic, non-caustic, non-corrosive, non-pathogenic (do not cause disease), and totally safe for humans.

A pump injects the GEL-OUT® Gelatin Eradication System bacteria into the drain lines twelve times per day. The introduction of the bacteria breaks down the gelatin structure. Next, the bacteria actually consume the remaining compound, converting it into harmless carbon dioxide and water. This is the natural solution to operational difficulties!


The Service

GEL-OUT® Gelatin Eradication System triweekly service assures you of hassle-free drain line maintenance. Our service system includes the following to save you money and keep your business running smoothly:

  • Professional analysis of your facility to determine the best approach for resolving its unique problems
  • Triweekly service, inspection, maintenance, and, if necessary, troubleshooting to ensure smooth opperation at all times
  • Detailed inspection reports provided on each visit
  • Consultation with facility manager concerning our inspection



  • Reduction or elimination of related drain clogs
  • Non-hazardous Non-caustic Totally natural
  • Meets 1998 USDA L2 guidelines
  • Reduction or elimination of processing or manufacturing "downtime"
  • No chemicals
  • Non-corrosive
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Non-toxic, automatic, and maintenance free
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