UV-C & Ozone Air Treatment and Surface Disinfection
UV-C & Ozone
Clean Air and Water
The original air-treatment system produced by JIMCO combines two important properties for any large-scale kitchen or manufacturing business. As it eliminates any odor in the air, simultaneously, breaks down the grease and oil deposited in the ducts. We offer an easy and effective way of treating air both inside and outside of the buildings. As a result, the reduction in air pollution decreases the risk of fire by up to 95%.
We are continuously developing new products to meet the ever-changing requirements of the times. For example, the increased focus on the importance of a good indoor climate inspired the development of a special air-sterilization system which can be used anywhere – in kindergartens and schools, in museums, hospitals and nursing homes. In brief, in any place where clean air and the breakdown of bacteria are of material importance.
Process Air Without Microorganisms
Using UV-C Technology, JIMCO has specialized in the elimination of microorganisms and odors. For a number of years, they have developed and manufactured air-cleaning systems especially for the reduction of grease and aromatic compounds in exhaust air with high temperatures (frying, boiling and deep frying processes). These systems are based on UV-C & Ozone Technology that results in cold incineration of organic matter from a process called photolytic oxidation. The process leaves no harmful residues.
Due to increasingly higher hygiene demands in the food processing industry, the use of UV-C light to eliminate microorganisms e.g. bacteria, fungi and virus is becoming more and more commonly used. Using UV-C light to eliminate microorganisms in the air is a technique that has been known for decades. UV-C light reduces the total amount of microorganisms in the room by breaking the DNA bonds in the organisms. In the food processing industry, intake of disinfected fresh air together with bacteria-killing lamps installed in the air ducts of coolers has a huge effect (coolers for bread is just an example). UV-disinfection – based on an exact calculated radiation rate – keeps the process air free of microorganisms and thus complies with local regulations.
Sterilizing up to 99.9%
JIMCO UV-C sterilization enhances the hygiene standards. A minor contamination with microbiology spread by air handling systems commonly used in the production areas may result in a faulty commodity or a recall of the goods – expensive measure for the company. To avoid this, a steadily increasing number of companies decide to sterilize the process air with UV-C light. Depending on the calculated UV-C dosage, a kill rate of 99.9% of all microorganisms may be achieved. Together with the PLC-control, special UV-C probes developed by JIMCO ensure that the UV-C light is 100% effective. In addition to sterilizing the room air, UV-C sterilization may also improve the hygiene standard considerably in other processing areas (conveyor belts in cutters) or during packaging processes (conveyor belts, wrapping films, etc).
Step 1: Warm contaminated air (primary air) enters the lower part of the unit.
Step 2: The primary air passes through a maze filter resulting in the separation of large grease and water droplets.
Step 3: Primary air is cooled by mixing it with secondary air from the room (e.g. via a spot exhaust from a production line). The mixed air then passes over a bank of condensation blocks causing further grease/water separation from the air stream. This reduces power consumption during the photolytic oxidation process.
Step 4: The Photolytic oxidation process is achieved using special low-pressure UV-C lamps that also generate a small quantity of ozone. Exposure to UV-C light breaks down organic compounds in the air and subsequent treatment with ozone completes the oxidation process.
Surface Disinfection and Odor Removal
Efficient disinfection with FLO-D® technology – without manual procedures, chemicals or water
With the introduction of the UV-C-based disinfection of surfaces, we now add yet another field of application to our patented UV-C technology, which has been awarded the EU Environmental award and which since 1993 has been used in air cleaning – systems which are used for removing obnoxious smells, improving the indoor climate as well as reducing the danger of fire and infection. The fact that it is now possible to disinfect surfaces, which would normally require a manual treatment, involves a large number of advantages for the operating economy, the environment as well as the work environment.
A food production factory can be exposed to bacteria and mold even if a high standard of hygiene is in place. Manual surface disinfection of work surfaces, machinery and freezers etc. can often allow an unusually high number of bacteria to remain. Unpleasant odors can also cause inconvenience. In these cases, money may be lost through complaints, resulting in bad publicity, and spoilt products. It is easy to be ahead: by simple use of the mobile FLO-D® air cleaners, you will quickly and effectively disinfect and remove unpleasant odors from the air in a confined production space. The daily cleaning of production areas is the most important function, in order to maintain a high standard of hygiene and by using the FLO-D® you will also prevent mold, fungus or any other type of microorganisms from forming on equipment, walls or ceilings.
Why Choose JIMCO Disinfection Technology?
- Avoid time-consuming manual disinfection with water and chemicals.
- Save gallons of water by the tons as well as energy for heating and drying.
- Disinfect more efficiently in corners, chinks and ventilation ducts, cooling coils and surfaces.
- Avoid strong chemicals, which have an impact on the environment and work environment.
- Avoid an environmentally harmful release of chlorinated waste-water.
FLO-D® Mini (picture below):
- Easy to maneuver from room to room.
- Disinfect all places where air is in touch.
- Access point for wireless connection by smartphone/tablet.
- All valued data is logged for later analytic use.
Compact Air Cleaners – MAC500
Fresh Air and Elimination of Bacteria
Use the forces of nature to make your work environment perfect with UV-C technology. Even though a room might be well-ventilated, odor problems can be difficult to remove. With JIMCO’s MAC500, you can permanently solve any kind of odor problem without the use of chemicals. The odor will not return, unless the source of the odor is still present.
Improved Indoor Climate, Improved Work Environment
A poor indoor climate in rooms in which we occupy affects our quality of life and health negatively. Unpleasant odors can themselves create discomfort, but indoor air pollution is also the source of headaches, respiratory problems, fatigue and asthma. All these problems can affect peoples‘ working ability and concentration. The technology behind MAC500 reduces work absence due to illness.
A scientific study in Canada has proven the effect of UV-C technology in connection with indoor climate. The study was based on 771 employees of a company and the result of this study was published in ”THE LANCET” Vol. 362 af 29.11.2003. The results clearly showed a reduction of absence due to illness up to 40% and a daily increased productivity of up to 10%.
MAC500 (picture below) is able to improve indoor climate everywhere where people are present. It reduces the amount of bacteria, viruses and mold/fungi and is therefore also suitable in bacteria loaded environments. This small air purifier was specially designed to purify the air in your home. It kills viruses, mold, and bacteria through the environmentally friendly process, photolytic oxidation. It’s safe around people, animals and plants and it’s easy to install, just plug it into any 110V outlet.
MAC500 – to shop go to www.mobileaircleaners.com
Compact Cleaners – OZ1000T/OZ2000
Eliminate Mold & Fungi up to 99.9%
The OZ1000T/OZ2000 options are effective solutions in the following areas:
- Residential homes – Smoky rooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas, waste sites, residential rooms.
- Car Dealers – Treatment of smelling cars.
- Hotels – Treatment of hotel rooms, disinfection of kitchens, treatment of smoky bars, treatment of waste sites etc.
- Painters and Decorators – Treatment of painting fumes.
- Restaurants and Bars – Odor treatment of carpets and furniture after cleaning.
- Apartment Buildings – Odor treatment before new tenants move in, removal of odors in connection with waste sites/chutes.
- Police Stations – Odor treatment of detention cells and police cars.
- Village Halls – Odor treatment in connection with social and official gatherings.
- Crematoriums – Odor treatment of various rooms.
- Trucks – Odor treatment of cargo holds
- OZ 1000 – OZ 2000 also available for 24 volt.
- Waste Water Treatment Plants – Roasting rooms – sludge treatment rooms – pump stations in the open.
- Damage Control Companies – Odor treatment after fire, flooded cellars due to sewers running back to drains, odor treatment after vermin; mice/rats etc. Damage due to dry frying in the kitchen.
- Clean physical process without chemicals
- Minimum power consumption
- Advantageous compared to filter techniques
- No negative environmental impact
- Does not produce any NOx
- High operational security
- Demands minimum maintenance
- Easy to install
- Small investment
- Easy to move
Odors Can be Hard to Eliminate
Even in a well-ventilated room it may be difficult to remove nuisance odors. With OZ1000 & OZ2000 (pictures below), you can permanently solve any kind of odor problems without using chemicals. Unless the source of the odor is still present, the odor will not return.