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Environmentally friendly way to increase plant / product shelf life

Written by admin on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Indoor air quality within confined rooms can be a breeding ground for micro-organisms, make workers sick and reduce the shelf life of water and food. Unfortunately, most ventilation and heating systems create an attractive environment for undesirable micro-organisms to breed. Viruses and other germs circulate and spread around the room in a short time. The …

EWT does Field Research on Key Rivers in the Eastern Cape

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

What is the state of key rivers in the Amathole Freshwater Species Conservation Project? Has the river water quality improved, stayed the same, or gotten worse since the inception of the project? Scientific analysis can help to provide answers. Nkosinathi Nama, the Amathole Freshwater Species Project Coordinator for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)’s Source to …

Do you use the Most Beneficial amount of water treatment chemicals?

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Could you be under / over dosing chemicals you add to boiler water / cooler water in an industrial water treatment system? Symptoms of incorrect chemical dosage: Poor water quality Excessive rust, corrosion, scale or biofilming of equipment Reduced heat exchange and energy loss Current trend – addition of a fluorescent tracer: Accurately measuring the …

Accurate Colour Measurements: Top Tips from the Lovibond® Tintometer Technical department

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

It is very important to prepare the colour testing instrument and the article for measurement correctly in order to attain accurate colour measurements. When measuring Transmittance products: Always: Check the cleanliness of the instrument and the sample chamber Follow the measurement method Ensure the correct operation parameters are chosen Use the correct path length cell …

12 of the Best Water Saving Steps for Business

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Water & Environmental

Even without a drought, South Africa is classified as a water scarce country. Climate changes, El Nino, a growing population and economic growth all contribute to changing water conditions … SAVING WATER MAKES GREAT BUSINESS CENTS WHY? Planning models show that future demand for water could outstrip supply, if individuals and businesses do not try …

How to Safely Reuse Frying Oil (and keep your customers happy)

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage, Technical Tips

Fried foods are definitely one of the most popular items on the South African food service menu. Unfortunately, the frying oil is often so old / overheated that it has become degraded and dangerous to health, according to research conducted by the Dept of Health. Dangers of using old, degraded Frying Oil: Poor quality product …

How NOT to Corrode a Boiler

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Technical Tips

A boiler is a closed container in which water under pressure is transformed into through the application of heat. This steam is then used to provide energy for heating and processes in a factory. The combination of water, heat and a mix of various substances in the water can create a corrosive and potentially explosive …

Safe Process and Wash Water in Industry

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control

Proper food handling and implementation of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) management system is important to ensure the fresh produce we consume is safe to eat and free from dangerous pathogens.  This not only protects our health and well-being but also avoids costly recalls for suppliers. From small farms to large industrial …

Measuring sugar in the beverage industry

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Food & Beverage

  Beverage and brewing companies often need to measure the amount of sugar in solution during the production process, in order to maximise quality control and flavour. Manufacturers that would like their finished product to be consistently up to standard, track this data along the production line. Potential costly problems can be avoided and reliable …

The Use of Starch in Paper and Adhesive Manufacturing

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Technical Tips

Application Notes: 1. The Use of Starch Starch is widely used in paper manufacturing for applications such as bonding, surface coatings and cardboard adhesives. During production and quality control, the concentration of starch is commonly measured, usually with a refractometer, such as the Pal Refractometer.   Hand-held Pal Refractometer Another factor which paper manufacturers are starting to …

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