Egg disinfection

Egg disinfection, developed by SonoSteam, is an effective long-term sustainable and environmentally friendly solution. The combined treatment of steam and ultrasound delivered by specially designed nozzles, ensures complete reduction of pathogens with no use of chemicals or water rinses. This technology alone removes more than 5 logs of pathogens on the inside and outside of the egg shell, without compromising egg quality.

SonoSteam nozzles on the table egg equipment

Table – egg disinfection

SonoSteam table-egg disinfection process comes with flexible designs that can attach directly to existing conveyor belts. The system does not interfere with the production line speed and hence is ideal for large and fast-moving production plants. The chamber construction is designed for full capacity usage and optimal steam consumption, providing a very efficient treatment at absolute minimal running costs.
The product quality remains unaffected by the treatment. This was confirmed in several 12 weeks shelf-life studies that included complete egg-quality measurements.

Table egg disinfection equipment

Hatching – egg disinfection

Hatching egg are one of the most important vectors of infection from egg to a full-grown chicken. The sooner the infection is controlled, the greater are the chances to avoid cross-contaminations from farm to production sites and eventually products being recalls. SonoSteam decontamination of hatching eggs are developed as a continuous treatment with a capacity of to 120.000 eggs in just one hour. The equipment can be installed directly at an existing production line or be used as a single standing unit. The chamber is designed and optimized for treating eggs placed on commercially used small or large plastic trays. The treatment is a quick blast of steam and ultrasound, just enough to remove all pathogens from the egg shell surface without changing the hatchability. In fact, the removal of pathogens has shown to have a positive impact on the hatchability and microbial flora on egg shells.

Sonosteam hatching egg disinfection equipment

General about the processes and equipment

All SonoSteam processes are equipped with a PLC computer, for convenient process control. The system automatically registers changes during processing and adjusts the temperature/pressure settings automatically to ensure stabile processing at all time. In case of any disruptions, the computer will inform by alarming through a beam-tower or by transmitting data to the operator.  Furthermore, the system moniters and saves all data for later view.

All SonoSteam processes are designed for long hours of trouble-free operation, and features a sturdy, reliable and service-friendly design. Hot surfaces of the equipment are protected behind doors with interlock. If these are opened during production, the emergency stop circuit will be activated.

All SonoSteam processes are CE-labeled to declare conformity with the provisions of the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.

SonoSteam treatment equipment
Control monitor on the SonoSteam equipment