A green technology that could potentially replace chemical disinfection
SonoSteam is a sustainable green technology that offers fast, cheap and simple disinfection that saves time, space and additional cleanings steps. In fact, SonoSteam requires no post wash or long reaction time as compared to chemical disinfections. Disinfection with certain chemicals can cause selection of dangerous “superbugs” that are able to outlive standard cleaning procedures. At worst case, the bacteria can end up on food products or sterile medical devices, where it can cause illnesses and even deaths. SonoSteam can’t cause bacteria to become resistant, due to the use of force instead of chemicals.
Goodies for the savvy microbiologist
Proof of performance, trials during pilot and industrial scale
The food box disinfection was fully evaluated through pilot and industrial scale studies. Pilot scale studies demonstrate the disinfection effect of critical high contaminations, which only may occur occasionally on boxes. Studies performed at industrial scale are crucial for process optimization and performance under real conditions. Results are shown in the table. Artificially contaminations with TVC and Enterobacteriaceae in levels around log 5 were completely reduced (100% reduction) to below detection limits (DL). Under real conditions, unwashed boxes may be heavily contaminated with bacteria, biofilm and visible food residues. SonoSteam disinfection was evaluated on prewashed and unwashed boxes. In both cases, full reductions were reached.