The emergence of urban centres has caused an increase in the indoor air pollution especially in the food and beverage processing industry.
Due to these trends, sustainable air supply cannot be over emphasised. The high quality of indoor air has to be maintained at all times.
In the food and beverage processing industry, air filters are relied upon to prevent contamination.
Various air filtration techniques are in use globally to optimize the indoor air quality in the food and beverage processing industry. The goal is to remove air pollutants and improve indoor air quality.
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There are three main sectors widely recognised as classifications of the food and beverage processing industry;
- Food Processing
The food processing sector has many areas requiring specialised air filtration. The products are protected, the people, equipment and machines are also shielded from contamination. The designation and importance of the various areas will determine the procedure for food handling to ensure maximum safety for the food.
Customised air filters in equipment and production rooms in food processing ensure microbes are limited to the barest minimum. Also, in areas of meat processing, baked foods, cakes, confectionaries and vegetables using activated carbon filters helps reduce the odour and contamination.
An air filter removing these harmful particles from the air also has the added benefit of ensuring processing equipment is more resistant to corrosion and has a longer life. When the air is free from these particles or from dust from ingredients, they won’t settle on the machines. This means a facility’s machines stay cleaner, longer, and work optimally.
- Beverage Production
One of the most embarrassing moments is when you open a bottled beverage and discover it does not taste like what you are used to. The reason for such occurrences is not farfetched, if there was a breach in the production quality assurance process.
If the production regulations are strictly adhered to and premium air filtration systems are installed, such occurrences can be minimised.
The wide range of products in beverage production requires containers filled many times with liquids. The process is such that needs to be carried out in very sterile conditions from the product to the container to the sealing. All these steps are supposed to be done in microbes’ free environments.
HEPA and antimicrobial filters are widely in use to prevent bacteria contamination. They also reduce risk to employees in the facilities either directly or indirectly involved in the production line.
- Dairy Processing
The production of dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, infant formula, etc. involves a complicated process to ensure bacteria free products.
Each diary product has its production risk before it can be safe for human consumption.
Also, asides the production risks, the shelf life of these products are not as long as other products due to their natural bacteria.
Considering the complexity in the production of dairy products, air filtration is very important in the production facility.
Air borne impurities such as mould, fungus and yeast can cause diseases for the end consumers of these products.
Multi-stage and antimicrobial filters are the main systems in use in the dairy processing industry alongside proper regulation of the production environment.