Beverage Systems

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Problem: Filtration System Pressure Drop and Bacteria Growth

Sediment prefilters and carbon filters become contaminated with bacteria, which eventually restrict flow and increase pressure drop, increasing maintenance costs and requiring filter replacement. Bacteria in carbon filters grow so well that the bacteria concentration leaving the filter is often higher than that entering the filter. This amplification of bacteria flows through the system, potentially impacting taste and requiring more frequent cleaning.

Solution: Prefilters and Carbon Filters Treated with Agion® Antimicrobial

Agion® in the prefilter inhibits growth of bacteria on the filter media, thereby reducing the impact on pressure drop and flow restriction. It can easily be incorporated into the polymer used to make a pleated or melt blown filter during manufacturing. Agion® can also be incorporated into the carbon filter media during the manufacturing of the filter, which will inhibit the growth of bacteria on the filter, and reduce the amplification of bacteria in the effluent. This specific capability is proven by the NSF 42 bacteriostatic certification achieved by many filters using Agion®.

 


 

Problem: Bacteria Biofilm in the Tubing

Bacteria in the water can colonize the inner surface of the tubing and form a biofilm. This biofilm can potentially impact taste, or slough off into the beverage.

Solution: Tubing Treated with Agion® Antimicrobial

Agion® can be incorporated into the tubing during extrusion to inhibit the growth and migration of bacteria through the beverage lines.

 

For more information about beverage systems please feel free to contact us

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Approvals

  • Registered for indirect food contact by the EPA and FDA
  • NSF 51
  • NSF list of non-food compounds
  • EFSA – European Food Safety Authority
  • Article 95 listing under the BPR for product type 4 (food and feed areas)

Water Products

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Agion Antimicrobial

Antimicrobial technology is used in various products to help keep them clean. It offers built-in product protection by continuously resisting the growth of microbes.