Protection against fungal and mold lesions of surfaces

Modern enterprises engaged in the production of food products face an urgent need to ensure sanitary and hygienic requirements and ensure antimicrobial protection of their working and auxiliary areas.

At the center of this problem is the fight against mold fungi, which can live in almost any corner where moisture and substrate are present. These microorganisms, which cause serious consequences, require special attention and effective prevention methods.

In this article, we will look at how foam washing and disinfection equipment systems play a key role in protecting against fungal and mold lesions, ensuring clean surfaces and maintaining the safety of production processes.

Mold in production — sources and consequences

Humidity and insufficient ventilation are key factors contributing to the development of mold in industrial plants. The processes associated with the use of large volumes of water create favorable conditions for the spread of fungi, especially in the absence of effective ventilation. These conditions become an ideal breeding ground for mold fungi.

Mold spores in the air act as invisible carriers of the problem. They can settle on the surfaces of equipment, walls, ceilings, and then germinate, leading to the formation of mold. These microscopic spores become a kind of «seeds», their presence creates a basis for the further development of fungi in the enterprise.

The consequences of the appearance and growth of mold can be devastating. Violation of sanitary and hygienic standards poses a serious risk to the company’s activities, exposing it to fines and threats of revocation of licenses. The danger to human health also has serious consequences, including allergies and respiratory diseases.

Mold can also cause a loss of energy efficiency in a building. The affected building materials lose their insulating properties, which increases energy consumption. The service life of the building is shortened as mold destroys structures and surfaces, requiring additional repairs.

Finally, the defeat of raw materials in the food industry by mold can lead to serious financial losses. Loss of product quality and non-compliance with safety standards cause material losses, having a negative impact on the economy of the enterprise.

Disinfection products at food enterprises

Disinfection products at food enterprises must meet the high standards established by sanitary norms and regulations (SanPiN) and effectively combat a variety of microorganisms, including mold.

One of the main requirements for disinfectants is a wide range of antimicrobial action. These products should successfully cope with most known pathogens, including mold. An important aspect is also safety for the surfaces to be treated and hypoallergenic in order to avoid negative effects on products and employees.

The products used in food enterprises should have convenient methods and modes of application. This is important for the effective implementation of disinfection in the production process, minimizing processing time and preventing interruptions in the production chain.

  • Chloramine
  • Caustic sodium
  • Soda ash
  • Potassium permanganate
  • Iron and copper sulfate
  • Chlorine and quicklime.

Despite their cheapness and high efficiency, each of these substances is not completely harmless. Their use requires strict compliance with safety rules on the part of employees.

The optimal solution for catering enterprises is considered to be the use of specially developed products that combine pronounced detergent properties, deodorizing effect and activity in the presence of organic pollutants. Such products provide not only effective disinfection, but also maintain high standards of hygiene in the food enterprise.

Three methods of mold control

It is important to take measures to prevent and remove it. There are three main methods of mold control: mechanical removal, physical methods of exposure and chemical exposure.

  • Mechanical mold removal

Mechanical mold removal includes cleaning and destruction of affected areas of raw materials. This method is often used in combination with other methods. For example, using a water sprayer at the indoor air inlet helps to flush mold spores out of the air. However, it should be noted that this will also increase the humidity of the air.

  • Physical methods of mold removal

Physical methods include the use of temperature, humidity, ultraviolet light, high-frequency electricity and mesh filters. Ultraviolet light is an effective method that sterilizes and removes mold, having an additional deodorizing effect. The temperature regime can also be used to prevent mold growth.

  • Chemical mold removal

Chemical methods include the use of various substances such as lactic acid, carbon dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, bleaching powder and sodium fluoride. The lactic acid treatment process, for example, is an effective disinfection method that eliminates mold, sterilizes and deodorizes the room.


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The OdysseySystems company provides a full range of services in matters of cleanliness in food enterprises: from application processing to facility commissioning and personnel training. Our specialists will install the system in any region of the Russian Federation.

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For enterprises that have water treatment systems installed that provide a working pressure of 20 bar, we can provide a test sample of a foam satellite for 30 days for operation at the enterprise.

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The OdysseySystems company provides a full range of services in matters of cleanliness in food enterprises: from application processing to facility commissioning and personnel training. Our specialists will install the system in any region of the Russian Federation.

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