Food Engineering

Study validates ozone as surface sanitizer

April 16, 2003
Air Liquide Corp., Houston, TX, has conducted a study benchmarking ozone against Environmental Protection Agency standards for surface sanitation. “Ozone meets all acceptance criteria for a 99.999 percent reduction in viable organisms within 30 seconds,” said Chris Steele, manager of the Toxicology Group, LLC, the third party organization hired to validate ozone’s efficacy as a sanitizer. Air Liquide America offers mobile surface sanitation systems which supply ozonated water used to disinfect surfaces such as floors, processing equipment and tanks as well as for CIP. Ozone is generated on site and eliminates the need for handling harsh chemicals. It also readily converts to oxygen, leaving no residue on contact surfaces. For more information contact Air Liquide at 1-800-820-2522 or www.airliquide.com.