Gehl Foods Chooses UV Disinfection for Process Water

Feb. 25, 2014
Neptune-Benson’s ETS-UV will be used for well water and the municipal water supply

Gehl Foods of Germantown, Wis., chose Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS-UV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, to supply the ultraviolet (UV) treatment systems to disinfect the company’s process water.

The UV has two main applications: it will provide a high level of disinfection to treat Gehl’s well water and will also reduce the chlorine if municipal water supplies are used. 

Any water being used in food or beverage processing, either for product or as part of the process must be treated in order to ensure the integrity of the end product. UV disinfection provides an efficient, reliable disinfection solution.

There is no residual left behind by UV treatment, which would interfere with the taste, color or product chemistry of the water, but it does eliminate any pathogens and spoilage organisms present.

Gehl has selected a validated UV system that has a demonstrated performance and will ensure the integrity of their water supply. The unit operates as variable power, has automatic wipers, and will maintain a target UV dose at all times. 

Source: Neptune-Benson

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