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UV Systems for the Food and Beverage Market

UV Technology and Systems for the Food and Beverage Market

UV Disinfection does not add anything to water or food, nor does it generate harmful by-products or alter aesthetic appearance or quality

UV disinfection also only requires a fraction of the contact time required by other disinfection methods. It's fast, efficient, effective, economical and environmentally-friendly.

UV has conventionally been used to treat water that is clear & fresh, but it can also be used to effectively disinfect not-so-clear water streams, provided the UV equipment is sized appropriately to account for the difference in water quality.

Aquafine SwiftBeverage System Overview Video

Aquafine UV systems are used to disinfect:

Bottled water, product water for concentrates, soft drinks, tea, beer, wine, juice, vegetable washwater, meat processing, poultry processing, and more...

Food and Beverage Resources  

UV Disinfection for: PMO-compliant Pasteurized Equivalent Water

SwiftBev system

The Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) is an important guidance document for the US dairy industry. The PMO specifies the equipment and processes required to produce Grade-A milk approved for interstate shipment. The PMO document is prepared by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) and is incorporated by reference into Federal specifications. The ordinance is a “grass-roots” consensus of current knowledge & experience, representing a practical & equitable milk sanitation standard for the nation.

The PMO specifies that water for use in contact with milk in Grade-A plants must be pasteurized. Since 2011, Ultraviolet disinfection has been approved to replace thermal pasteurization for this water, as long as certain criteria are met.

* For representational purposes only. Please contact Aquafine Corporation for additional product options.

Download Presentation on Pasteurized Equivalent Water by Ultraviolet Light [pdf: 6.73MB]
Learn more about how UV disinfection works and the different UV options available for dairy processing.

Download White Paper on Pasteurized Equivalent Water by Ultraviolet Light [pdf: 127KB]
Learn more about how UV disinfection works and the different UV options available for dairy processing.

Download Dairy Industry PMO Marketing Brief [pdf: 1.57MB]
Learn more about UV disinfection for PMO-compliant Pasteurized Equivalent Water.

Download WaterOnline Article: "Why Dairy Producers Are Considering the Switch to UV Disinfection" [pdf: 608KB]
Read the article from WaterOnline.

Aquafine SwiftBeverage Fully Complies with PMO for the Dairy Industry

IDFA Gold Business PartnerThe Pasteurized Milk Ordinance requires that all water treatment technology for dairy plant usage must be fail-safe, ensuring that 100% of the water is fully treated. UV treatment equipment must initiate flow-diversion if the UV dose falls below target, or if the system operation is otherwise compromised.

All Aquafine SwiftBeverage PMO systems have been designed to meet the diversion requirement, to regulate flow and to have the required sensor per lamp to ensure full compliance with the PMO. Aquafine works closely with the PMO specification organization and has supplied numerous PMO compliant units.

Why UV Instead of Pasteurization?

  • Significant energy savings
  • High efficiency and performance
  • Provides diversion under alarm conditions
  • High system stability and low downtime
  • Installed and operating at large dairy facitilies
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Environmentally friendly

California Dairies Installation

Aquafine Food and Beverage UV Systems

UV Applications in Food and Beverage

  • Disinfection – the most common application of UV in water treatment. UV systems can significantly reduce the microbial counts by providing 4-log Virus deactivation in the influent stream.
  • TOC Reduction – in ultrapure water systems, UV treatment is used for the effective reduction of organics, commonly referred to as TOC.
  • Ozone Destruction – commonly used in the pre-treatment area of a water system as well as for sanitizing process and recalculating systems.
  • Chlorine/Chloramines Destruction - UV radiation can effectively eliminate residual chlorine/chloramine present in water.

Typical UV Beverage Installation Schematic

Typical UV Beverage Installation Schematic


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