Ozone for Fruit and Vegetables

ozone for fruit and vegetables washing

Ozone for Fruit and Vegetables Washing

Ozone serves as a potent oxidizing agent, playing a crucial role in ensuring the cleanliness and sterilization of water used in the washing processes for fruits and vegetables. The shelf life of these produce items is significantly influenced by their storage conditions and the level of microbial presence on their surfaces.

During the washing phase, there’s a risk of contamination with chlorites and chlorates, in line with European standards, highlighting the importance of maintaining both the cleanliness and quality of the wash water. Ozone offers an effective solution, capable of eradicating a wide array of microorganisms more efficiently than conventional disinfectants. Additionally, it enhances the quality of water by reducing Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), turbidity, organic matter, and unpleasant odours and tastes, all without leaving behind any residues that might impact the produce’s natural flavours and aromas.

Save without the need for added chemicals

Great power of oxidation, deodorization and disinfection

Environmentally friendly, no chemical waste

Automated system, with remote access and control

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Key Advantages

  1. Superior Disinfection: Ozone‘s exceptional oxidizing power allows it to outperform traditional disinfectants. It effectively eradicates a wide range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, ensuring a higher level of hygiene for fruits and vegetables.

  2. No Chemical Residues: Unlike chemical treatments that can leave behind residues, ozone decomposes back into oxygen, leaving no harmful by-products. This ensures that the natural taste, smell, and appearance of the produce are preserved, maintaining its quality and appeal.

  3. Extended Shelf Life: By reducing the microbial load on the surface of fruits and vegetables, ozone treatment significantly extends their shelf life. This reduction in spoilage not only minimizes waste but also enhances the economic efficiency of storage and distribution.

  4. Water Quality Improvement: Ozone treatment improves the quality of washing water by reducing Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), turbidity, and organic load. This results in cleaner water that can be reused, promoting sustainability and reducing water consumption.

  5. Compliance with Regulations: Ozone application helps businesses comply with stringent hygiene standards and regulations, including those concerning the presence of chlorites and chlorates in washing water. This compliance is crucial for market access and consumer trust.

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Benefits for Businesses

  • Cost Efficiency: By extending the shelf life of produce and reducing the need for chemical disinfectants, businesses can achieve significant cost savings. Additionally, the ability to reuse water further lowers operational costs.
  • Market Competitiveness: Offering products that are safely and effectively cleaned with ozone can differentiate a business in the market. This can attract health-conscious consumers and those prioritizing environmentally friendly practices.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Adopting ozone technology reflects a commitment to sustainable practices. By minimizing chemical use and water waste, businesses contribute to environmental protection, enhancing their corporate image.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations not only avoids potential penalties but also builds trust with consumers and partners. Ozone application facilitates adherence to these standards, securing a business’s reputation and operational continuity.
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