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Nex hygenic cleaning technique - for food production - reducing aerosol problems and water consumption (AEROSOL REDUCTION)

Objective

Food-, pharmaceutical- and agricultural- industries allover the world, use high pressure water cleaning to get rid of contamination, micro organisms and bacteria. Enormous amounts of water and energy are used every day for different cleaning purposes. Still many people get serious ill/poisoned every year, due to hygienic problems contamination. Investigations show that a huge problem is contamination of already cleaned equipment. This contamination is a result of aerosols, spread all around the plant. The major route of contamination of food during production is by air. Micro organisms are normally transmitted through the air incorporated in particles and water droplets (aerosols) which is a result of the cleaning actions. Aerosols are fine, moisture droplets. Aerosol can be generated from the cleaning operations. This type of contamination may be a potential source of Listeria. The wish from the authorities in EU and other parts of the world is to assure the cleaning process avoid contamination and to reduce the water consumption. The overall objective is to develop a vacuum based cleaning system as a replacement for todays water wasting system. The objectives are to avoid harmful contamination and to reduce the total water consumption with about 40 %. The RTD will concentrate on solving the technical problems in the vacuum based cleaning system how to measure collect the aerosols and reduce the spreading Results-exploitation The result will be a new cleaning system for food and pharmaceutical industries. The SME proposers will exploit the results by selling the system in north Europe and UK. SMEs in other countries will be able to buy production sales licences. Exploitation and dissemination of result will start in 2006. The market for this new cleaning system is very large and through this RTD project the competitiveness of the SME proposers will be much improved.

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LAGAFORS FABRIKS AB
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Laholm
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VALD NIELSEN MASKINFABRIK AS
Denmark
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Mollevej 2
Knebel

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HYGIENTEKNIKK A/S
Norway
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Hovemosvelen 1
Lillehammer

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FAITECH OY
Finland
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Irjalantie 304 A
Vithi

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PROCORDIA FOOD AB
Sweden
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Eslöv

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INNOVATIONTEAM AB
Sweden
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Teknocenter Pilefeltsgatan
Halmstad

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INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING
Denmark
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Nils Koppels Allé, Building 404
Lyngby

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STIFTELSEN CHALMERS INDUSTRITEKNIK
Sweden
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C/o Chalmers Teknikpark Lars Jakobson
Goeteborg

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NORWEGIAN FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUDE
Norway
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Osloveien 1
As

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