Waterborne microorganisms can affect the flavor, color, odor, and shelf life of soft drinks, bottled water and a wide variety food products. It is critical that product or process water is wholesome and free from contamination by pathogens and spoilage organisms.Neptune Benson has specifically designed a wide range of UV disinfection systems that allow manufacturers to gain complete control over these potential contaminants Such control vastly reduces the risk of costly production down time, product recall, spoilage, damage to brand equity, or even fatality.
ETS-UV disinfection systems eliminate all types of waterborne microorganisms including bacteria, molds, yeasts and algae. With a number of "emerging" pathogens now displaying increased tolerance to chlorine disinfection, Listeria Monocytogenes for example, UV is now used for disinfection in preference to conventional chemical methods. A typical application for UV is post carbon filter disinfection, as carbon filters are known as a breeding ground for undesirable microorganisms. Several food and beverage processors are even eliminating carbon filtration entirely by using UV to remove chlorine all together. In addition, Heat Resistant Mold (HRM) is now being successfully disinfected using ETS-UV thin film geometry systems.
A number of the Neptune Benson ETS-UV systems have demonstrated regulatory compliance with the 2011 Pasteurized Milk Ordinance Appendix H Subsection IX (Accepted process for creation of Pasteurized Equivalent Water – Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection of Water) for use in dairies. This allows UV to be seen as a viable and less costly alternative to the conventional pasteurization process.
Our leading UV technology is used by many global food and beverage brands to reduce the risk of product rejection and increase shelf life. Full traceability is provided by ETS-UV state-of-art Spectra controllers.