Thousands of Data Points Prove that ArcAqua is the
Leading Sanitiser Available in the Market Today
The natural sanitising power of ozone and its antimicrobial properties has been researched and substantiated over several decades. Until now the problem with exploiting ozone in more widespread applications in the food processing industries has been the difficulty of delivering a high enough concentration of ozone with sufficient contact time to provide efficacy.
ArcAqua’s nozzle technology solves this problem by delivering ozone safely and continuously – proving to be exceptionally effective commercially. There are many benefits to our technology and by means of rigorous product testing, we have established thousands of data points that have proven ArcAqua to be a very powerful, natural and exciting alternative to traditional chemical sanitisation.
As pathogens become increasingly resistant to chemicals and disinfectants, consumers and regulatory authorities are driving the reduction of the public’s exposure to the negative health impact that comes with residual pesticides and other chemicals.
Answer - ArcAqua’s Patented Nozzle Technology:
ArcAqua provides an effective environmentally friendly and chemical free solution. With its ability to readily adapt to existing production equipment, field trials, in-vitro studies and continual business growth; ArcAqua’s applicability and effectiveness in the marketplace is confirmed.
How ArcAqua can Benefit Your Production Line
ArcAqua brings the power of ozone to the fish processing industry where the presence of high microbial counts often contaminates fresh fish.
Without altering their existing procedure in any way, our customers have been able to double the shelf-life of their products. In some cases this meant an 8-day shelf-life extension when ozone was introduced into the process.
ArcAqua's CORE VALUE PROPOSITION TO THE FISH MARKET:
- Extend shelf-life (by up to 8 days - species dependent)
- Control product cross-contamination
- Maintain organoleptic properties
- Reduce microbials on equipment surfaces
Average Log Reduction of 3.74 or 99.999% bacteria reduction, resulting in as much as a 100% increase in shelf life.
ArcAqua’s EFFICACY ON SHELF-LIFE (PREPARED FISH)
Fish samples were tested with ArcAqua’s ozone to evaluate the effect of ozone on shelf-life. Haddock fillets, haddock mornay, lightly smoked snoek, angelfish and salmon were prepared and cleaned using ArcAqua’s ozone. The sample fish were packed and sent to a normal chiller. The control samples were prepared in the same manner but were not treated with ArcAqua’s ozone. When ArcAqua treated samples were tested for normal chilling; the shelf-life of haddock fillets increased by 6 days, lightly smoked snoek extended with 8 extra days, while angelfish and salmon both gained 7 extra days.
ArcAqua’s EFFICACY ON SHELF-LIFE (PREPARED FISH)
Fish samples were tested with ArcAqua’s ozone unit to evaluate the effect of ozone on shelf-life. Haddock fillets, lightly smoked snoek, angelfish and salmon were prepared and cleaned using ArcAqua’s ozone. The sample fish were packed and sent to a deep chiller. The control samples were prepared in the same manner but were not treated with ArcAqua’s ozone. When ArcAqua treated samples were tested for deep chilling; haddock fillets gained 3 extra days, the shelf-life for lightly smoked snoek increased by 6 days, while angelfish and salmon both gained 5 extra days.
Post-harvest losses in developed countries average 12% from production to retail warehouse, with an additional 20% loss at retail stores and food sites. During citrus trials, ArcAqua ozone significantly reduced the microbial load on fresh produce, resulting in less spoilage.
ArcAqua's POST-HARVEST CORE VALUE PROPOSITION:
- Eliminate pack-line chemical and pH management risks
- Reduce fruit spore loading and pack-line cross contamination
- Microbial control without adding unwanted MRL’s
- Reduce pre-harvest MRL's
CITRUS MICROBIAL RESULTS
TRIAL RESULTS ON CITRUS FRUITS
Fruit was wounded and incubataed for 5 days, after which decay was rated.
TOMATOES MICROBIAL RESULTS
In the dairy and juicing industires, health and safety requirements necessitate mandatory bio-trace swabs for rapid testing, pre and during production. Ozone breaks down organic matter such as bacteria, viruses, milk solids and calcium layers, which makes it an ideal system from a sanitisation perspective.
The advantage for ArcAqua’s customers here, is that they benefit from the 'Always-On technology', where sanitisation continues during production. Thus extending production run time and reducing post-production cleaning operations – saving time, water and without any chemicals.
ArcAqua's CORE VALUE PROPOSITION TO THE CAP-FILLING INDUSTRY:
- Reduce overall water consumption
- Control contamination of packaging materials
- Reduce microbial build-up associated with filler and capping machinery
- Provide continuous sanitisation during production decreasing potential production run stoppages for cleaning
- Reduce customer complaints and product returns
ENVIRONMENTAL SWABS ON YOGHURT FILLING MACHINE
ArcAqua is not just a sanitiser, it provides numerous additional benefits such as savings on water, energy use and chemical spend.
YOGHURT FILLING MACHINE
Monthly industrial savings.
The advantage of ArcAqua’s sanitisation technology is versatility, being that it can easily be adapted anywhere into your process and run concurrently with production. This was demonstrated in our project to custom-design and retro-fit an ozone installation for one of Africa’s largest integrated poultry producers.
ArcAqua's CORE VALUE PROPOSITION TO THE POULTRY MARKET:
- Reduce cross-contamination along the production line
- Extend poultry shelf-life
- Reduce TVC and specific pathogens to within specification, affording a significant shelf-life extension compared to current processing methods
TRIAL RESULTS SUMMARY
The results showcase some of the many commercial and value propositions provided by our technology:
- Improved product quality
- Improved shelf life
- Reduced risk of cross contamination
- Reduced food waste
- All organic
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