UV-C is ultraviolet light that lies outside the spectrum that can be observed by humans. The germicidal effect is the highest between 240 and 280 nm. At this wavelength the light disrupts the DNA of microorganisms, such that they can no longer reproduce. These properties make UV-C extremely suitable for disinfecting water.
The test results are unequivocal: the microbiological contamination in washing water with UV-C disinfection is more than 2 log (about 99%) lower than the contamination in washing water without UV-C disinfection, see graph.
Using UV-C disinfection has three benefits for processors. It reduces the probability of cross-contamination where pathogens are transferred from one product to another. Secondly, it extends the product’s shelf life because it is microbiologically cleaner. Finally, UV-C disinfection offers a financial saving because less fresh water is needed.
Do you want to learn more about UV-C disinfection? Contact Sormac today!