HOD UV is a validated, credited system accepted by regulators as an alternative to chlorine for primary water disinfection. It is sustainable and cost-effective, and easily inactivates microorganisms, including chlorine resistant pathogens, pseudomonas, cryptosporidium and giardia. It inactivates heat resistant spores too.
HOD UV guarantees water safety without chemicals and disinfection by-products that need removal procedures. It has accredited validation for 4-log* virus and 5-log microbial inactivation. There is no residual taste or odor that could affect product flavor.
*Validation test certification
Carbon is a breeding ground for bacteria prone to biofouling and, without heavy maintenance, subject to costly breakthroughs. A HOD UV system installed immediately after the carbon filter protects against breakthroughs and reduces contamination caused by biofouling downstream, lowering the demand for frequent and aggressive cleaning. Water, energy and production costs are reduced, providing a quick ROI.
HOD UV inhibits biofilm growth on membranes, greatly extending membrane life and reducing the maintenance burden and operating costs. Membrane biofouling reduces production and increases the energy required to push the water through the membrane.
Municipal source water or alternative groundwater sources cannot guarantee water safety 24/7. As a result, disinfection is required at the entrance to the plant to ensure product safety and prevent contaminated water from entering the production line.
Ozone is a strong oxidant that changes the flavor profile of bottled beverages and needs to be removed. HOD UV is an efficient, cost-effective solution for ozone destruction.
HOD UV enables high microbial inactivation without chemicals, for use in rinse and CIP applications. It achieves high log reductions and is particularly effective against biofouling-causing bacteria such as pseudomonas, that also happen to be highly resistant to chlorine.
HOD UV reduces Free Available-Chlorine (FAC) and chloramines in beverage production lines to undetectable levels. The technology provides a clean, non-chemical alternative to activated carbon filter or sodium bisulfite, that is safer, with reduced risk, better protection and lower operating expenses.
HOD UV meets FDA criteria for pasteurized-equivalent water, opening the door to a sustainable alternative to heat – with cost-saving, time-saving pasteurized equivalent water on-demand. The HOD UV system is verified for compliance by third-party validation.
HOD UV – Approved for Heat Pasteurization of Water
- Save money
- Reduce energy costs
- Use fewer chemicals
- Guarantee water biosecurity