A new coating technology can be applied to food processing plant interiors to inhibit odors and reduce bacterial contamination, according to its developer, Canadian-based Green Earth Nano Science.
The technology uses titanium dioxide (TiO2). Once a
surface is coated with TiO2, it remains self-sanitizing as long as
enough light is present to trigger its photo catalytic effect. This destroys a
bacteria cell’s wall and membrane, and reacts with the cell’s components,
inhibiting the bacteria’s activity.
the coating does not use chemicals or wastewater, it reduces both environmental
footprint and operational costs.
Green Earth Nano Science
Coating makes surfaces self-sanitizing, says developer
January 5, 2009