Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Sanitary Process Expertise adds value to UV Disinfection Equipment

(Author and credit going to Ms. LeighAnn Diener with Rodem) In this day and age you can get the answer to nearly any question, almost immediately online. Ask Siri, Google, Bing… whatever works for you. In a world of instant gratification and endless online options, it is easy to skip the sales pitch and head 

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Updated UV dose response data for common food and beverage pathogens

In October 2016, the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) published an updated document of UV dose response data.  This update included new research from peer-reviewed journals over the past 10 years and includes new data for many common microorganisms of concern in both the municipal drinking water community as well as the food and beverage industry.  

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

UV Disinfection provides effective, chemical-free treatment for fish farming

by Dan Shaver, September 2016 The issues of water scarcity and the overall decline in water quality in our environment due to pollution have a direct impact on many industries around the world. When it comes to water in our natural environment, the quantity and quality of water available is an important topic for those 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Aquionics Hosts Free Webinar for Dairy Producers on UV and PMO Guidelines

Erlanger, Ky. (October 3, 2016) – UV disinfection expert Aquionics will host a free webinar, titled “PMO Guidelines – Creating Pasteurized Equivalent Water with Ultraviolet Disinfection,” for dairy producers at 1:30pm EDT on October 24, 2016. The 60-minute webinar will instruct attendees on the Food and Drug Administration’s 2015 Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, the benefits of 

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Deaerated Water (DAW) in Breweries – Uses and Contamination Prevention

Deaerated water systems are an important component within the brewing process.  Common applications include mash water, dilution water and chase water.  In these critical applications, it’s important to ensure that all of the dissolved gases in the water source are removed.  If the dissolved gases are not removed, off flavours can develop, beer haze forms 

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Chlorination and chlorate formation

by B . Grochowski Both in the municipal drinking water supply and in the food and beverage industry (for ingredient and process water), chlorination is regularly relied upon as the primary means of disinfection.  For the municipal water supply, residual disinfection is necessary to ensure adequate disinfection throughout the entire distribution network.  As a result 

Monday, August 8th, 2016

UV Technology – Medium Pressure vs. Low Pressure. Which one is better?

When evaluating UV equipment, it can be quite difficult to understand the differences between manufacturers, technology, and system performance. Since UV equipment tends to last for 15-20 years, many buyers and engineers specifying equipment, may not understand all of the differences, since it is not a product that requires constant reevaluation and replacement. When UV 

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

FSMA – Irrigation water treatment

by B. Grochowski With the rollout of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), new regulations aim to address food safety issues from a broader perspective than just what is occurring inside of the food production facility. In particular, the new produce safety rule impacts the food industry at the farm level, which creates new challenges 

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

New Aquionics UV System Designed to Help Milk Producers Comply with FDA PMO

by Allen Bradley PMO controls feature built-in data collection and reporting The new PureLine PQ with PMO controls package from Aquionics provides third party validated UV treatment for the dairy producing industry. The system contains built-in data collection and reporting compliant with the Food and Drug Administration’s 2015 Pasteurized Milk Ordinance guidelines. PMO guidelines approved 

Monday, July 11th, 2016

UV disinfection and FSMA – preventive control for source water protection

Dan Shaver, Aquionics Inc. It’s no secret that water quality is extremely important to many food & beverage manufacturers around the world. However, when it comes to addressing product safety, is the absence of any past source water contamination issues considered a “good enough” strategy? Not according to the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).