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 Typhimurium, E. 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.
What are called aqueous ozone cleaning systems are starting to make significant inroads in the professional cleaning industry. One of the initial goals of the manufacturers of these products was to prove to the professional cleaning industry these systems clean effectively, that they can be used for daily cleaning, and that they offer what is now called “on-demand” cleaning, allowing the cleaning worker to use the system whenever needed/wherever needed, without needing to gather supplies from a janitorial closet.
Scores of studies have now been released that prove the cleaning effectiveness and value of these systems. Further, as cleaning professionals begin to use these systems, they find the manufacturers were correct and the systems are equally suited to handling both daily and on-demand cleaning tasks. (more…)
With CleanCore™ Technologies’ 3.0 Fill Station, aqueous ozone is made on-site and on-demand, allowing it to be poured directly into spray bottles, mop buckets, auto scrubbers , and even carpet extractors allowing for true when needed/where needed cleaning.
This wall-mounted system connects quickly and easily to any cold water outlet. Safe for users and the environment, the system has LED “ready” indicator lights; power indicator lights; an hours meter to track usage; and a flow rate of 3 gallons per minute.
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Test after test have shown the proven performance of CleanCore Technologies™ aqueous ozone cleaning systems.
But these machines also help promote sustainability.
CleanCore’s aqueous ozone cleaning systems are safe for the environment. They eliminate the need to transport cleaning chemicals, which requires fuel and releases greenhouse gasses, as well as all the packaging materials used to package cleaning products.
And there are no “cradle to grave” issues. Aqueous ozone is safe to make, safe to use, and it evaporates or turns into oxygen after use.
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Those attending the recent ISSA tradeshow likely saw aqueous ozone cleaning systems on display. For many, this was the first time they heard of this cleaning technology.
While the use of aqueous ozone for cleaning is relatively new, aqueous ozone is actually an old technology. In fact, it has been used for cleaning in one form or another for more than 100 years.
To bring us up to speed on aqueous ozone, CleanCore Technologies, a leading manufacturer of these systems, provides us with the following aqueous ozone timeline: (more…)
According to public health officials, there are three primary ways that food in restaurants and food processing facilities can become contaminated and unsafe to consume. These are:
1. Biological: unhealthy microorganisms in the food
2. Physical: hair, dirt, airborne pollutants that get in the food
3. Chemical: intrusion of cleaning chemicals into the food (more…)
A hotel chain was looking for ways to reduce cleaning-chemical supply use, minimize supply costs, operate more sustainably, and decrease its overall environmental footprint in its several four-star and five-star hotels. Looking at a variety of options and alternatives to traditional and green cleaning solutions, the hotel chain decided its most viable option was the use of what are called aqueous ozone cleaning systems.
The chain has been using the cleaning systems for all types of cleaning duties, from cleaning guest rooms and bathrooms, public washrooms, and glass to wood and ceramic floors and carpet. While aqueous ozone is not viewed as a disinfectant, at least not in the United States, the hotel chain representatives say they do use aqueous ozone to sanitize surfaces in order to help reduce the number of potentially harmful pathogens on a variety of “high-touch” surfaces. * (more…)
Aqueous ozone has a long, well-established, and well-respected history in the food operations industry. Discussing its merits, an article published in this magazine more than 14 years ago reported that aqueous ozone “has been used as a disinfectant in drinking water since 1893, as a food preservative for the cold storage of meats since 1909, and found to prevent the growth of yeast and mold during the storage of fruits in 1939.”1
While aqueous ozone is not suggested or recommended to be used as a replacement for an EPA-registered disinfectant, at least not in the United States, the authors go on to say that “[aqueous] ozone has enjoyed a long history of use and is known as a broad-spectrum biocide against viruses, bacteria, biofilms, fungi and protozoa.” (more…)
A cleaning professional working in a laboratory was tasked with disinfecting work surfaces in the lab. The disinfectant he was using had already been pre-mixed and poured into a bucket. His job was to take a microfiber cleaning cloth and wipe down the surfaces with the water/disinfectant solution.
Following up on his work, his supervisor then tested the surfaces using what is called an ATP monitoring system. Already in use in many laboratories for a variety of functions, when it comes to cleaning these tools are used to determine how much adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is found on a surface before or after cleaning. (more…)
On January 30, 2014, the U.S. Federal News Service and the University of California at Riverside issued the following alert:
“Do not smoke and do not allow yourself to be exposed to smoke because second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke are just as deadly as first-hand smoke. While first-hand smoke refers to the smoke inhaled by a smoker and second-hand smoke to the exhaled smoke and other substances emanating from a burning cigarette that can get inhaled by others, third-hand smoke is the second-hand smoke that gets left on the surfaces of objects, ages over time, and becomes progressively more toxic.” (more…)