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Tufts chemist reduces “FOG” in local high schools while teaching students scientific research

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 22, 2016)—A Tufts University chemistry project that used new, environmentally friendly technology to reduce the troublesome build-up of fat, oil and grease (FOG) in the plumbing of Somerville and Medford’s high school cafeterias taught high school students about scientific research in the process.

FOG, a common problem in institutional kitchens and restaurants, can result in clogged pipes and grease traps, costly clean-outs and repairs and blocked municipal sewer systems.