Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage Market

With Food and Beverage UV system designs unparalleled in performance, Aquafine is committed to providing superior quality and the latest advancements in UV technology.

The Food and Beverage market includes diverse industries, such as bottled water, carbonated & non-carbonated beverages and dairy plants. Ultraviolet (UV) technology has been successfully used in these industries for control of pathogen microorganisms.

Aquafine UV systems are also used to disinfect any product water used as an ingredient in beverage products. Bottled water and product water for concentrates, soft drinks, tea and beer are commonly disinfected with Aquafine 254nm UV systems.

UV VS. Pasteurization

Heat treatment-pasteurization techniques are efficient in handling low UV transmittance (UVT) and some degree of suspended solids (SS) and total dissolved solids (TDS) and are preferred by many product producers. However, pasteurization is expensive and UV can be efficient as the pasteurization and energy costs continue to rise. UV is a non-chemical process and doesn’t change any physical characteristic of the fluid and concerns of chemical handling and cost of removal of chlorine from the water stream are eliminated.

Most importantly, UV treatment does not promote the generation of disinfection by-products, such as Trihalomethanes (THM), which regulatory agencies have classified as carcinogenic at certain levels in drinking water.

Food and Beverage Resources  

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 destroying at least 00.9% of the bacteria present 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.
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