UV-C Technology in Fruit & Veg Production and Packaging

There are two problem sectors within the Fruit and Vegetable process. One, is waste by premature ripening and product deterioration during storage and transport. Termed as short shelf life. 

Two, is the potential of contaminated fresh food products causing illness in the consumer. Advanced Air Hygiene have solutions and systems to eliminate the problems associated with this sector.

Problem

In order to specifically prevent contamination with micro-organisms, Advanced Air Hygiene makes use of the germicidal effect of light in the form of UV-C radiation. UV-C radiation on a wavelength of 253.7nm changes the germs’ genetic blueprint and the cell dies.

This wavelength has a lethal effect on all microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, moulds, yeasts and viruses. Depending on the dosage, the disinfection rate can be as high as 99.9%. Chemical or heat treatment is not necessary and UV-C radiation does not produce any ozone whatsoever.

Advanced Air Hygiene disinfection systems represent state-of-the-art technology in accordance with the VDI 6022 standard.

Solution

Installation of a UV-C disinfection unit specially designed for simple wall or ceiling mounting in small rooms, for example AirTube C and AirWetech, or AirStream C for larger rooms.

These units have an integrated ventilator and work continuously around the clock. If an evaporator cooler is installed in the store room or cool room, our AirTube or AirStream V can also be deployed. The Compact lamp IP 65 can also be integrated directly in ripening facilities.

The result is virtually no more coating on the products and no formation of mould. This removes the need for chemical treatment of the products as well as saving money and being good for customers’ health.

Air Duct

For installation in air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

Industry

Food Processing, Oil + Gas, Pharma and Hospitals

Installation

To be installed into existing or new Ventilation systems

Air Duct Pack

Solution for the effective disinfection of air in large un- cooled rooms.

Industry

Food Processing, Large Pharma, Bakeries, Fruit Storage

Installation

Fixed to existing ceilings c/w Fabric Air Distribution sock

Air Klean HD

Large Fan Cooler disinfection. Perfect for for large food production.

Industry

Food Processing Fruit + Veg Storage Bakeries, Large Butchers Storage and Maturation.

Installation

Installed on the discharge face of existing large coolers

AirKlean 1000

AirKlean 1000 Tube UV-C air disinfection unit has been specially developed for rooms with High Ceilings and large Fan Coolers.

Industry

Food Processing, Meat Maturation and storage. Fruit and Veg Storage.

Installation

To be installed into Cold Rooms with ceilings over 3.5m, positioned in front of existing coolers.

AirKlean S

AirKlean S UV-C air disinfection unit has been developed specially for small rooms in a range of areas of application.

Industry

Food Processing, Meat Maturation and storage. Fruit and Veg Storage.

Installation

Fixed to cold room ceilings or walls in line with the cooler air flow. Ideal for cold rooms with ceiling heights of less than 3.5m.

Mobile UVc Hood

Protective dis-infection for conveyor belts in the baking and food proccessing industries.

Industry

Food Processing Pharmacutical and Bakery

Installation

Mobile Hood to be installed over existing conveyor belts by simplely adjusting the frame height and then sliding to Hood into position over the belt

Compact Luminaire

The UV-C compact emitters enable excellent disinfection results to be achieved within just a small space.

Industry

All industries.

Installation

The UVc compact fixture can be installed into any covered machine such as slicing or wrapping machines to ensure that machine housings do not habour micro-organisms that may be harmfull to customers and which may reduce shelf life.

Moisture Proof Lamp

Complies with protection class IP 65, has been specially developed for use in particularly damp and dusty environments.

Industry

All industries.

Installation

Ideal for damp and dusty environmentsThe UVc compact fixture can be installed into any covered machine such as slicing or wrapping machines to ensure that machine housings do not habour micro-organisms that may be harmfull to customers and reduce shelf life.

Our Solutions

UV-C radiation greatly reduces the operating and cleaning costs of air conditioning systems and has a large beneficial effect on employee health.

 

This beneficial effect on health can improve employee absence levels due to microbial-related sickness helping to make the team or individual more successful. Please see our air disinfection systems AirCom, AirStream and AirStream C and contact one of our specialists for an individual consultation.