CleanCore & TetraClean Systems partner with the University of Arkansas on Viriditec Research Report

January 28, 2019 | cleancore | Filed Under: Aqueous Ozone information, Blog, Industry Articles

CleanCore’s sister company, TetraClean Systems, recently completed a significant research project with the University of Arkansas Department of Food Science. An Original Research Article documenting the results of the testing has been published in the journal Frontiers In Microbiology. The article, published on January 8, 2019, is titled “The Addition of Viriditec Aqueous Ozone to Peracetic Acid as an Antimicrobial Spray Increases Air Quality While Maintaining Salmonella Typhimurium, Non-pathogenic Escherichia coli, and Campylobacter jejuni Reduction on Whole Carcasses”.

The research explored the combination of Viriditec Aqueous Ozone with the most utilized antimicrobial in poultry processing facilities, peracetic acid or “PAA”. PAA is increasing recognized as noxious chemical that is a hazard to human health. The research tested a theory that the addition of Viriditec Aqueous Ozone to PAA could reduce the noxious nature of PAA while maintaining or improving the antimicrobial action of combined solution versus PAA alone. The research concluded in part that “the combination of 10 ppm of aqueous ozone, ViriditecTM, and 500 ppm of PAA has the potential to mitigate the presence of Salmonella TyphimuriumE. coli J53, and C. jejuni. Furthermore, the combination of 10 ppm of aqueous ozone with 500 ppm of PAA demonstrated the ability of ozone to reduce the ambient PAA vapor by 90%, when compared to 500 ppm of PAA alone. Thus, the application of TetraClean’s product ViriditecTM has the ability to enhance the safety for poultry processing employees.”

 

Viriditec Aqueous Ozone by TetraClean Systems is a patented industrial system that is an effective cleaning solution that can be used virtually everywhere conventional sanitizing and cleaning chemicals are used. Viriditec Aqueous Ozone by TetraClean Systems is used for various industrial applications mainly in food processing facilities and water treatment.

Aqueous ozone is an anti-microbial food rinse that is approved for direct food contact and secondary food additive by the USDA & FDA. Further, it can be applied to processing belts, equipment and hard surfaces while in production resulting in reduced machinery downtime.