Ozone-enriched cold water (aqueous ozone) can sanitize both food-contact and non-food contact surfaces via mobile, skid-mounted or centralized systems 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.
Aqueous ozone is sprayed at low pressure and is designed to gently flood the surface without causing pressurized over-spray that can inadvertently spread microorganisms to other areas of the facility. In addition ozone has been scientifically proven that the water flowing away from the target surface has no living microorganisms, and still has enough active antimicrobial action to continue to disinfect drains. Over time, continuous use of aqueous ozone spray will effectively breakdown biofilm in even the most difficult drains and subsequent plumbing.
Ozone sanitation spray 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 way.
The regular use of aqueous ozone throughout the plant will help to eliminate greasy film on facility floors (slippery floors can be a serious issue in processing plants). Ozone can be safely used on wettable ceilings and walls to reduce and remove biofilm and mold (especially in areas of high sugar products).
In all surface sanitation applications, aqueous ozone can enhance, reduce or substitute traditional antimicrobial practices such as chemical or hot water sanitation. Its use can improve food safety, as well as save money, reduce your labor, energy usage, material costs and waste. All while improving food safety and ensuring compliance.