Ozone disinfection for bottling & beverage industry

Ozone disinfection is a beverage bottlers' dream. Ozone's powerful disinfection capability, high oxidation ability and short half-life makes it the ideal candidate to perform the following critical functions in a bottling plant:

  • Ozone Disinfection of the returned reusable bottles before re-bottling in order to kill & remove all bacteria and viruses. Some of these pathogens include E.coli, cryptosporidium, and rotavirus. It is usually used as final rinse after the washing process of the bottles
  • Ozone disinfection & Ozone treatment of raw water prior to final bottling step or before reverse osmosis by disinfection & precipitating heavy metals such as iron and manganese, removing color, tannin and hydrogen sulfide
  • Ozone disinfection to clean & wash of bottling equipment, CIP process (Clean in Place)
  • Ozone disinfection to clean and disinfect the bottle caps
  • Create a sterile environment in the air found between the water surface and the bottle cap
  • Produce residual Ozone in bottles to keep it sterile when Ozone residual is kept between 0.2 & 0.4 mg/l (PPM)

Once bottled the residual ozone decomposes to oxygen usually takes place within 24 hours.

Ozomax ozone systems come complete with dissolved ozone monitors, ambient ozone monitors and excess ozone destructors for ease of operation and safety.

Download a technical article on the use of ozone in the bottling industry

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