Solids control – Coffee Filters and more

Drain Maintenance

Did you know? An average restaurant will wash almost 2 pounds of solids down the drain daily, if not more!

FPS (Fine Particle Strainer)

The Fine Particle Strainer is a high quality, but low cost and low maintenance system that removes 99% of food or organic debris particles from all sink fittings before they pass into the drainage system.

The reduction in solids means dramatically reduced; blockages, foul odor, corrosion, expensive reactive plumbing, high pumping frequency and surcharges from municipal water authorities.

Waste Water Quality

When operated correctly the FPS improves wastewater quality and helps to reduce pollutants entering the waste stream. Improvements will be found with reduced Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS). The efficiency of the system helps reduce corrosion, improve the performance of grease traps and interceptors plus reduces foul odors. All of these add up to significant operational improvements and financial savings.


Manufactured from high grade, recycled black plastic using a roto-mold process, the FPS (Fine Particle Strainer) is easily retro-fitted directly between the facility sink and floor drain.  As the wastewater is discharged from the sink and passes through the FPS, all particles (which can be as fine as individual coffee grounds) are captured and held for easy, clean, manual disposal.


Freestanding or wall-mounted, the FPS has 4 variable positions for wastewater inlet and outlet connection, (top, rear, side and base) providing easy positioning options.  Low Maintenance  As waste flows through the FPS an expandable micro-porous filter catches virtually all the debris before the clarified water makes its way into the drainage systems.  The Micro-Filter is changed daily and disposed of into regular garbage collections bin. The Micro-Filter is easily changed by “ANY” member of staff as part of daily best management cleaning practices. The complete process is without the usual unpleasantness of drainage maintenance odors.

Sample Applications

Food Service Areas: Coffee grounds, cake and pastry particles, vegetable particles, rice, corn, peas etc. Grocery Stores:  Delicatessen, Bakery, Fish & Meat Counters

Hospitals, Dentists: Plaster cutting and mold materials

Education: Arts & craft sinks

Physical Dimensions Height: 13 ¼” Width – 10 5/8 ” Depth –  8 7/8

The Benefits are clear:

  • Reduces BOD
  • Reduces TSS
  • Reduces Plumbing Blockages
  • Reduces Odor Problems
  • Reduces Corrosion and Acidity
  • Reduces High Frequency Pump Outs
  • Improves Performance
  • Saves Money
  • Reduce Fines and Surcharges