Antimicrobial Treatment • Product Contact/No Residual • Most Effective Oxidizing Sanitizer • Most Cost Effective Sanitation
Ozone is a safe and sustainable sanitizer/disinfectant utilized for direct food contact and no-rinse sanitation for food contact and non-food contact surfaces in either its aqueous or gaseous form. During processing, ozone can be used as a continuous antimicrobial aqueous spray on food, while simultaneously sanitizing surfaces such as conveyor belts, resulting in extremely clean process lines and extended run times; significantly reducing downtime for cleaning and sanitizing.
Food Safety – Facility Sanitation
Conventional cleaning and sanitation in food processing plants has revolved around heavy use of chemicals and hot water. While this approach has considerable downsides, e.g., safety, costs, chemical inventory, complexity, etc., it was also the only way to meet strict standards set forth by government, customer audit compliance, and HACCP programs. With the recent approvals of alternative technologies, such as ozone, the use of chemicals and hot water is quickly becoming antiquated. Today, ozone is steadily replacing the conventional sanitation techniques used in the food processing industry. Ozone technology is presently being used for food contact surface and direct product sanitation in Japan, Australia, Philippines, the United States, Canada, and also other countries around the world.
Ozone dissolved in water (aqueous ozone) is used to sanitize both food-contact and non-food contact surfaces with handheld or continuous flow low-pressure sprayers. It can be used on-demand, or can be configured to operate automatically under a diverse set of arrangements. Ozone use will reduce fat, oil & grease, and break down biofilm build-up on all surfaces, including floor drains, creating no adverse effect on waste water treatment systems. Microorganisms cannot develop a tolerance to ozone, so no sanitizer rotation is necessary. Aqueous ozone is safe for facility workers and for all surfaces. Over time it will help to rid drains and adjacent plumbing of biofilm and other harmful microorganisms that can migrate back into the processing area.
Ozone sanitation is extremely effective at keeping conveyor belts clean and free of build-up. “Build-up” may consist of food debris, sugar, fat, grease, etc., while at the same time harboring biofilm that may consist of any number of food and human pathogens as well as a multitude of fungi (mold and yeast), all of which are difficult to control in many food processing environments. Aqueous ozone spray can be used before, during, or after processing. Ozone is an approved food additive (including organic approval), which means it can be used simultaneously during any process. This is beneficial because it helps to eliminate any build-up before it starts. Many conveyors are inconspicuously harboring substantial biofilm, and the use of aqueous ozone will remove it almost instantaneously and then keep it away.
Food Safety – Direct Product Treatment
Integrated into any aqueous operation, ozone can be used for direct product treatment on fruits, vegetables, raw and ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry, fish, and eggs. Fully USDA, National Organic Program, and FDA approved for direct food contact, ozone provides the highest level of product sanitation. Ozone is also environmentally friendly, completely sustainable, and 100% organic certified. In use, ozone provides highly effective reduction of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. Since ozone is an approved antimicrobial food additive, it can be simultaneously applied at any time during processing on the product and equipment. Ozone effectively kills all known food and human pathogens, including E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas, Aspergillus, Brettanomyces, Trichophyton, Bacillus, Adenovirus, and Norovirus. Aqueous ozone can be utilized at several points of the process, depending on the commodity. Aqueous ozone can be applied as a low pressure spray, either with fixed spray bars or with a hand sprayer; it can be added to flume water and sent to drain or recirculated; it can be used for recycling moderately clean water for some processes.
- Reduces/eliminates chemical usages for cleaning and sanitation
- Reduces/eliminates hot water usage for cleaning
- Outperforms common chemical sanitizers for reduction of bacteria and mold
- Can be used in-process
- Positive environmental impact through reduction of effluent to waste treatment facility
Introducing the Advanced Ozone Integration Treatment System
Gaseous / Aqueous / High and Low Pressure
- Complete Sanitary Design / Stainless Steel
- Fully Controlled Operator Interface / Touch Screen
- PLC and PC Driven for Added Flexibility
- High Capacity / Expandable
- Patented Recharge Design
- Built-in Ozone Destruct Unit
- Recharge / Recirculation Tank
- Skid / Mobile / Wall Mount Design
All EcoPrO3™ systems are engineered to meet each customer’s specific application needs.
|System Control||PLC with Touchscreen HMI|
|Aqueous Ozone Output||up to 10.0 PPM|
|Aqueous Ozone Flow||Up to 450 GPM|
|Gaseous Ozone Output||Up to 10.0 PPM|
|Ozone Injection Pump||Included|
|Process Supply Pump||Included|
|Pressure Cleaning Pump||Included/Optional|
|Cooling Method||Air Cooled|
|Aqueous Ozone Monitor||Included (Dissolved Ozone)|
|Gaseous Ozone Monitor||Included (Process & Ambient)|
|Makeup Water Requirement||Up to 450 GPM @ 40 PSI|
|Makeup Water Quality||Portable, Sediment & Carbon Filtered, Temperature ≤75F|
|Power Requirements||Varies by System|
|Dimensions||Varies by System|
|Weight||Varies by System|