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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  

Validated Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) UV Solution for Dairy Industry

SwiftBev system

  • Configurable system solution to fully meet PMO requirements.
  • 3rd party validated UV disinfection system provides extra guarantee to disinfection performance.
  • Intuitive system provides at-a-glance system status and allows remote operation.
  • High system stability and low maintenance requirement.

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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.

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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