Food & Beverage
Hanovia is one of the leading suppliers of UV disinfection solutions to the food and beverage industry worldwide.
Hanovia UV systems provide non-chemical disinfection for process and product water and syrups in a wide range of applications.
Hanovia UV systems can also provide de-chlorination of feed waters to prolong RO membrane life, remove taint, etc.
Here are some food and beverage industries and applications that can benfit from Hanovia UV.
Industries benefiting from Hanovia UV technology:
- Bottled water plants
- Soft drink processors & Bottlers
- Meat and poultry processors
- Dairy industries
- Processed & Pre-Packaged Foods
- And many more…
Applications using UV technology:
- Pre-Treatment Disinfection
- Cooling Media (Brine, Chillers, etc.)
- Direct Contact Fluids and Ingredients
- CIP, Bottle Rinse or Wash Waters
- Liquid Sweeteners
- Tank Headspace and Venting
- And Many Others…
The Role of UV disinfection
Outbreaks of water-borne pathogens place producers at high risk of costly and damaging recalls and product liability. Hanovia has led the way in pre-treatment disinfection and treating direct contact fluids and ingredients, CIP and bottle rinse, liquid sweeteners, meat brine, tank headspace, venting, packaging and surfaces.
Placement of the UV system ahead of the carbon filters for dechlorination provides higher carbon filter efficiency resulting in longer carbon runs, thus decreasing your operating costs. In addition to extending the life of carbon beds, dechlorinating process water will remove the off flavours associated with chlorine disinfection. The flavour of the final product will remain unadulterated and free from undesirable flavours and odours.
The carbon filter forms an ideal environment for micro organisms to grow rapidly, thus producing biological contamination. UV disinfection of carbon filtered water has been an accepted application for many years. Ozone has the same detrimental effects on beverage flavours as chlorine compounds, thus ozone must be removed from product waters. UV systems also provide a safe, simple means of deozonation.
Tank Headspace and Venting
Material storage tanks require direct headspace protection as well as eliminating intrusion during drain and fill operations.
CIP, Bottle Rinse or Wash Water
Even water used to clean surfaces or used in CIP operations can be a source of contamination. UV is an approved method of reducing bacteria without the use of chemicals.
Sucrose based sweeteners can be a prime breeding ground for micro organisms. UV can directly treat the syrups and remove the need for pasteurisation.
Process plant effluents can be treated without the use of environmentally hazardous chemicals.
Cooling, Chiller, and Brine Disinfection
Many foods are subject to contamination after heat treatment or cooking. UV provides an excellent way to protect foods from contact cooling fluid contamination.
Direct Contact Water or Ingredient
Water as an ingredient in a food or coming in direct contact with food can be a source of contamination. UV can disinfect this water without chemicals or pasteurization.