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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 UV systems are used to disinfect:

The food and beverage market includes such diverse industries such as bottled water, food packaging, crop irrigation, carbonated beverages, product water for concentrates, soft drinks, tea, beer, wine, juice, vegetable washwater, meat processing, poultry processing, and more... 

Many bottled water and soft drink producers around the globe rely on UV to provide microbial-free, pure water and ingredients, which help protect the ‘brand’, the flavor, and extend shelf life.

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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

Bottled water products are produced utilizing a multi-barrier approach, from source to finished product, that helps prevent possible harmful microorganisms or chemicals from contaminating the finished product or storage, production and transportation equipment.

Measures in a multi-barrier approach may include source protection, source monitoring, RO, distillation, filtration, ozonation or UV light.

Typical UV Beverage Installation Schematic

Effective use of UV located at strategic points in the process can protect the overall integrity of the end product, lower maintenance costs by decreasing the microbial load.

It can also reduce some CIP sanitation frequencies and related maintenance on the equipment.

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