Within the food and beverage markets there are many applications in which Gee & Co are involved.
The applications range from Disinfection of process water and bottle washing, boiler and cooling tower water treatment including the prevention of Legionnaires disease. CIP applications. Vegetable washing and root care using disinfection such as chlorine dioxide.
Chlorine dioxide is gaining popularity as a useful process as food processors look for more efficacious products to help them win the sanitation battle. Approved by various organisations , it is as powerful oxidant, making it an excellent choice for food processing plants. It has been shown to destroy and prevent biofilms, one of the biggest challenges to food processors in destroying harmful bacteria.
It is a versatile chemical that can be used in a number of applications applications, including pasteurization equipment, heat exchangers, cooling towers, hard surface disinfecting, potable water treatment and deodorizing stacks in rendering plants. It is increasingly being used as a tool to control microbiological growth in the dairy industry, the beverage industry, the fruit and vegetable processing industries, canning plants, and in poultry and beef facilities.
Chlorine dioxide is 2.6 times more powerful than chlorine of waterborne chlorine, making it a suitable disinfectant in many applications, studies have shown that it produces as high as a 6-log reduction.
Also chlorine dioxide has a much wider pH spectrum than chlorine. The lack of any significant reaction of chlorine dioxide with water is partly responsible for its ability to retain its biocidal effectiveness over a wide pH range. It also has limited reactions with organics, indicating that much more of the chlorine dioxide added to a system is available as a biocidal agent, and is not consumed to the degree that chlorine would be under the same circumstances. In addition, chlorine will react with, and be consumed by ammonia or any amine, while chlorine dioxide reacts very slowly with secondary amines, and sparingly with primary amines or ammonia.
i) Soft Drinks & Fruit juice
Chlorine dioxide is often used in the pre-treatment of process