Air exchange is unavoidable in dairy facilities and equipment, when tanks are opened for cleaning and drying and air flows in, for example. But, does the possibility of fungal and bacterial contamination have to come with it? Stopping fungus and preventing impurities from reaching your product is paramount to quality control, whether your product is liquid or solid, fermented or not. But even the most fastidious milk processor is under threat of contamination. Luckily, there is a set of PCO air purifiers designed specifically for dairies.
Fungal spores, bacteria, and other unwanted organic particles can come into your facility on personnel, clothing, equipment, and the air itself, finding a place to settle on or into your tanks. You need to be sure you’re not just stopping and catching threats before they land – you need to eliminate them. A powerful solution exists that goes beyond basic air filtration, and it can be installed anywhere in your facility; from production, to aging and storage, to quality control and your back offices. Discover AiroCide air sanitation for your dairy.
Anywhere that outside air can come into contact with your raw materials is a vector for infection. That’s why air purification outside of your equipment is just as important as creating a sanitary environment inside the equipment. With an AiroCide system in place, you can ensure that the air around agitators, storage tanks, and even aseptic filling equipment is pure – without the use of ozone or any other potentially harmful chemicals.
Whether it’s cheese or a powdered byproduct, solid milk products are just as sensitive to contamination. First, during culturing, you can create the ideal atmosphere for your product by eliminating bacteriophages and unwanted bacterial strains in the ambient air. Pure air during aging is key, and with proper air sanitation in your aging room you’ll experience less spoilage from mold and fungus. Finally, packaging, storage, and transportation are three areas where spoilage bacteria and mold can still take hold of your product – and there’s an AiroCide unit that will fit your coolers and trucks.
AiroCide and AiroPro air purifiers protect dairies and more with a technology called photocatalytic oxidation, or PCO, to destroy unwanted organic particles in the air. First, unprocessed air enters a catalyst chamber. Continually-operating high-intensity PCO lamps activate a titanium dioxide catalyst bed, which generates highly reactive hydroxyl radicals. The unwanted particles in the air flowing through the chamber collide and react with the radicals, breaking down into harmless carbon dioxide and water vapor. The reaction is completely contained, and the units put off no harmful emissions – just pure air.
AiroCide is suited to production, storage, and transport, while AiroPro is designed for your back offices and common areas. Discover the right solution for your dairy, and reduce spoilage and loss to unwanted impurities and mold. Reach out to an air sanitation expert today to learn more, and see how AiroCide can protect your entire facility.