Chemical usage and cost
Chemicals are critical for sanitation and disinfection of produce which ensures that food and beverage products are safe for consumption. For that very reason producers will very often be overdosing their systems to ensure that the produce has been thoroughly cleaned. However the overdosing of chemicals can not only have an impact on the quality of finished produce, but the additional chemical usage in unnecessary, making the process both inefficient and expensive.
The growth in online systems means that many producers do not need to consider the concentration of chemical being dosed, however the growth of online systems has not been supported by the techniques used for validating and calibrating those very same systems. Effective monitoring of sanitizer concentration will help to give an accurate picture of the levels of sanitizer being used, helping to generate efficiencies and protect the quality of the produce.
The Palintest sensor method provides external validation of the dosing systems, ensuring that food and beverage processors have an accurate view of their sanitizer concentration, adjust their usage accordingly.