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.
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