A&M excess air tanks for use with ozone in CIP
A&M-Nikuni excess air tanks for use with ozone via Nikuni KTM pumps in sterilisation and CIP activities are larger than those used for ambient air and retain the fine bubble discharge for a longer period to facilitate more economical use of ozone.
A&M excess air tanks for use with ozone
A&M excess air tanks for ozone are constructed to the same standards as excess air tanks used for ambient air and other gasses, but sized and adpated so as to create a longer residence time.
Fine bubbles generated by a Nikuni KTM pump have a life of up to two minutes. When held in a transparent vessel, after two minutes they are observed to disappear. Research has shown that when fine bubbles at an average diameter of 25µm collapse, a very large number of ultra-fine bubbles at the nano level are formed, which have been measured at diameters as small as 100nm.
Ultra-fine bubbles have been observed to possess little buoyancy and exhibit Brownian Motion, that is they remain intact and move randomly, largely in the horizontal plane. Such bubbles can have a long life, which has been noted can extend up to many months, particularly where the carrier fluid is not disturbed.
The benefit offered by these ultra-fine bubbles is that, when discharged under light pressure, being extremely small, they can access parts of systems larger bubbles cannot reach.
This mean that ultra-fine bubbles used in this way under light pressure, can, potentially, be employed to kill biofilms in pipes, valves, around 'O' rings and in general pipework and systems at a scale not previouly thought possible to reduce bacteria-count levels.
Research between A&M and a number of UK-based Universities continues to explore and prove new applications of the use of ozone to reduce levels of bacteria in industrial systems.