Protecting against variability in source water Food and beverage manufacturers are always concerned about the threat of product recall as a result of contamination. Although manufacturers typically treat the water they use for production, the risk of contamination is still present when water is insufficiently treated or disinfection dosages do not always match fluctuating water quality and conditions. Contamination poses danger to consumers’ health, while poor water quality can lead to shortened product shelf life and variations in taste, odor and color. These safety and quality issues can directly impact manufacturers’ profitability because they determine public image and brand perception.
Consistently high water quality Atlantium’s Hydro-Optic Disinfection™ system is a field-proven disinfection solution that is safe to use and achieves unprecedented levels of microbial inactivation.
The system can be installed by manufacturers at the inlet to the plant, to eliminate incoming microbial contaminants, preventing product and equipment contamination downstream. A firewall also assures that any variability in the water’s origin, regardless of the water’s source – private wells, surface water or public supply, cannot impact upon final products’ quality. Moreover, UV easily inactivates chlorine-resistant microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, that may be present in source water,in an environmentally-friendly manner.
24x7 disinfection protection Atlantium’s automated Monitoring and Control software provides real-time, continuous reading of water flow rate, measurement of water UV transmissivity and lamp intensity so personnel can track, trace and document water quality, and adjusts the required disinfection dose accordingly, saving energy.
With microbe-free water being the end-result, using the Hydro-Optic Disinfection system as a firewall often turns production processes around for manufacturers. One Atlantium customer inactivated pathogens by >5 log and saved on reduced chlorination and maintenance.
Atlantium’s food and beverage customers’ businesses achieve quick ROI and: