The use of acidic detergents in a food company using foam washing and disinfection equipment systems

In food processing plants, safety and cleaning efficiency play a key role in ensuring a high standard of product quality. One of the important elements in this process is the use of acidic detergents.

The variety of acids used in detergents makes it possible to effectively combat various types of contamination, ensuring safety for equipment and personnel.

Categories of acid detergents

Acidic detergents can be classified according to the level of the basic acid solution into three groups, each of which is designed for specific tasks:

  • The weak group is designed for daily surface treatment from grease, plaque, salts, signs of rust and residues of alkaline cleaning. These products are ideal for food or industrial production, as well as for domestic premises.
  • Medium acid preparations — effectively remove combined atmospheric, soil or inorganic pollutants. They are ideal for hard surfaces made of earthenware, ceramic tiles, as well as natural or artificial stone.
  • Highly acidic detergents — with a high concentration of acid are designed to remove persistent deposits of minerals and their salts in hard-to-reach places and industrial systems. They are also effective in removing building residues of cement and putty.

The use of acid detergents

In food enterprises, acid-based detergents are widely used in the treatment of various surfaces and equipment. They are processed both internal and external surfaces of technological equipment, plumbing fixtures, boilers, tanks, pipes, fittings, heating elements, walls, floors, as well as production containers of different capacities.

Acidic detergents provide a high level of antimicrobial action, disinfection and prevention of the development of harmful bacteria. They are effective in destroying Salmonella, E. coli, lactic acid bacteria and moldy compounds, while providing an anti-allergic effect.

Choosing the right acidic detergents

The correct choice of acidic detergents includes several stages, ranging from analyzing the type of contamination to taking into account the characteristics of equipment materials. Let’s take a closer look at what factors influence the choice of suitable funds.

1. The type of contamination.

  • Mineral deposits. Phosphoric acid detergents are often used to remove scale and deposits caused by mineral compounds. It effectively dissolves and eliminates deposits, ensuring a clean surface.
  • Organic pollution. If organic contaminants such as fats, proteins, or carbohydrates predominate on the surfaces, acidic detergents with citric or lactic acid may be effective choices.

2. Type of equipment.

It is necessary to take into account the materials from which the equipment is made. For example, phosphoric or citric acids are suitable for stainless steel, but not all acids are suitable for processing acid-sensitive materials such as marble or aluminum.

If there are rubber or plastic parts on the equipment, it is important to choose detergents that do not cause their deformation or destruction.

3. Production specifications.

Different productions have their own characteristics. For example, dairy plants may require a higher concentration of acids to control milk deposits.

As a result, the right choice of acidic detergents requires an integrated approach and consideration of many factors. The absence of compromises in this matter will ensure not only a high level of cleanliness, but also extend the service life of the equipment, which is a fundamental element of success in the food industry.

Important aspects of the use of acidic detergents

When using acidic detergents, certain precautions must be taken. It is recommended to moisten the surfaces before treatment and protect the skin from the effects of acids. Mixing with alkaline substances should also be avoided.

Depending on the specific application, it is necessary to carefully process materials that are weakly resistant to acids in order to avoid their destruction. All acid-based detergents are monitored and approved for use, while they consist of biodegradable substances, have minimal explosion and fire safety and are harmless to humans if the rules of use are followed.

The use of acidic detergents in combination with modern equipment systems for foam washing and disinfection is a reliable way of cleaning in a food enterprise. These innovative technologies not only guarantee a high level of cleanliness, but also contribute to prolonging the service life of the equipment.


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