Disinfecting?

Richard Ludlam

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I was contacted for RFP at a nut processing plant. The customer wants all machines cleaned and disinfected.
I guess my question would be what is technically considered "disinfecting" ? What limited knowledge i have... pasteurization on food products is 140 degrees, so i'm planning on running my burner at 160-180. What other things should i consider in the disinfecting process? S-hypochlorite kills organics, should i pre-treat? Open to suggestions, Many Thanks!

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Rodger

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Wait for some kitchen guys to chime in.
Until then. I was researching products for a medical dumpster pad and Quat came up. Different versions of it out there but I remember it being reasonably priced. I don't remember the main agent so check the MSDS for reactions.
 

ben skipworth

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I would ask them what they require for the disinfection, I would think SH or quat but they might have certain specifications that need to be met
 

Richard Ludlam

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I would ask them what they require for the disinfection, I would think SH or quat but they might have certain specifications that need to be met

I did some research...Quat (or)Quaternary ammonium salt compound is commonly used in antimicrobial disinfectants to kill a wide range of micro-organisms[FONT=open_sansregular]. Ben, you are correct! SH can do exactly the same thing! Thank you for the feed back.

As for asking my customers...i tend to limit my customers involvement in my cleaning process, I want a clear definition on scope of work and leave the rest to me :)[/FONT]
 

Rodger

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'As for asking my customers...i tend to limit my customers involvement in my cleaning process'

UMMMM

Rich you're working in a food plant you should reallllly ask them for what FDA or other specification they want done. Then download the spec and figure out how to do it.
Basically children will be eating off the surface you clean.
 

814jeffw

Active member
There is chemical free process I heard about a year or so ago,.it is called ozonation.

*I'm not endorsing this as I know next to nothing about it,.but thought I'd throw it out there for you.

Here is just one example of one of the products used for disinfecting.

http://aqueousozone.space/

Jeff
 

Rodger

New member
There is chemical free process I heard about a year or so ago,.it is called ozonation.

*I'm not endorsing this as I know next to nothing about it,.but thought I'd throw it out there for you.

Here is just one example of one of the products used for disinfecting.

http://aqueousozone.space/

Jeff

Jeff, very interesting. But it's doesn't look like it's an option.


http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:8778/FULLTEXT01.pdf


I worked with ozone a bit in the past so I know a bit about it. Weed industry used it some but it’s mostly dropped out of that industry. It’s used in air quality control in labs and hospitals. Aqueous is interesting but it doesn’t look like it’s stable enough.
I would point out that all the lab work was done with de-ionized distilled water. My guess is tap water would eat the ozone immediately. And if you have a generator powerful enough to load up fresh flowing water you have a hazardous concentration in the unit.
Neat tech though.
 
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