I did in way reference one thing I do which is to make a slurry of hydrox and EBC so it would not just be hydrox.
Normally what I do, is make concentrated hydrox and add to an existing degreaser to ramp up the caustic to eat through heavy grease. This way I get the benefits of the chems in the regular degreaser but added strength from the increased hydrox. Hope this makes sense.
I generally do this only on my restaurants and drive-thru accounts where I am dealing with heavy oils,fats, grease or motor fluids and looking to aid hot water any way I can to clean quicker and better.
It seems to work better and does not cost much. Is their a better way?
Another question - when I put highly concentrated hydrox on say a restaurant grease pit (this is where the dumpster is as well as a big tank to dump in used cooking oil and grill grease that seems to end up all over the place), it turns it to a liquidy whiteish slurry that with hot water I can just rinse away. Not a chance that would happen with just hot water as I have tried. I guess the question is, hydrox is doing something for sure, what it is? My research and I could be wrong, I don’t claim to be a chemist, nor am I a rocket scientist, but I thought hydroxides converted fats into liquids through soapification (sp?).