EMO3 was approached by one of Canada’s largest fine cheese factory to help in providing a sustainable solution for mold spore and growth control in production and ripening rooms. This request followed a restriction by Health Canada to ban fumigation treatment in this industry.
Ozone already being recognized and approved for direct contact with food processing, the choice for a mobile ozone unit for inactivation of mold spores proved to be a clear answer. As such, a dosage of 5 ppm of ozone for 2 to 4 hours provides a 99% reduction in mold spores.
EMO3 delivered an industrial ozone mobile unit that integrated into a stainless steel mobile cabinet the following features:
1. PLC with program for different user setting modes of treatment with control alarms;
2. Light beacons for ozone concentration readings;
3. Ozone ambient sensor;
4. Ozone cells with air compressor and oxygen concentrator; and
5. Built-on ozone destruct unit.
The customer has not only improved his quality control process but also reduced his recurring cost associated with fumigation since ozone is produced on-site with no consumables.