Features and Benifits

The AIS® system has applications across a wide range of industries; in each providing effective pathogen and bacterial kill rates. In the food industry, it can substantially reduce the incidence of fungal growth, spoilage organisms and food-borne pathogens on fruit and vegetables; in turn increasing shelf life and reducing illnesses caused by contamination.

Effective chlorine replacement:
Comprehensively replaces disinfection by chlorine wash systems - eliminating all of chlorine’s negative aspects. Importantly, while AIS® adds its powerful fungicidal activity, it also overcomes growing environmental concerns.

Higher kill rates on bacteria and fungi:

Extensive testing in food processing and production environments proves that the AIS® system consistently achieves high bacteria and fungal kill rates on a wide range of fruit and vegetables.

No pH adjustment:

Chlorine only operates effectively within tightly controlled pH levels. As chlorine is added to water, pH moves outside these limits, making the chlorine less effective as a disinfection treatment. In contrast, iodine operates in a very wide pH range. It has little or no adverse effect on pH, eliminating all of chlorine’s pH monitoring problems.

Environmentally friendly

AIS® is high among the world’s most environmentally responsible and friendly disinfection systems.
In many applications, virtually no biocide byproducts escape into the environment. Significantly, further reduction in toxic fungicide by-products can result from reduction in fungicide use. The process if nessary can capture all by-products and providing an environmentally clean closed-loop process.

Virtually non corrosive

The AIS® system is far less corrosive than any other system.

  • iodine itself is around seven times less corrosive than chlorine
  • the concentration of iodine used is usually five to ten times less than equivalent chlorine dosage levels.

Iodine – the ideal biocide

For more than 100 years, iodine has been recognised as one of the most effective medical antiseptics available. NASA recognises iodine’s unique qualities, using it as the only water disinfection process on all manned space flights and in the international space station. It is also an essential ingredient in our daily diet.

No chemical mixing

Chlorine and fungicide use involves diluting and mixing highly toxic chemicals. By comparison, the AIS® system uses a patented form of iodine, which is supplied in a sealed canister. Handling or mixing of chemicals is eliminated – totally.

Automatic adjustment to organic load

The AIS® system constantly monitors the active iodine disinfectant available and quickly self-adjusts dosage levels to meet any increase in the organic load. This fully automated process happens in ‘real time’ and is a unique feature of the AIS® system.

Fully automated

Every AIS® installation has a fully automated computerised control system to electronically monitor biocide levels and automatically dose the water at preset levels. Electronic monitoring of the remaining iodine helps to ensure timely replacement of canisters.

Complete data logging

Disinfection levels in the wash water can be recorded in any preset time cycle and stored permanently. These logs provide your customers and HACCP auditors with certified proof of constant and effective disinfection levels. No more handwritten reports.

QA Audit certificates

Customised audit certificates can be generated automatically for all batches of produce disinfected. This certificate can be printed and/or emailed direct to your customer.

Safe and user-friendly

The AIS® system is the safest and most user friendly disinfection system available.

Eliminates chlorine from the food chain

Being iodine based, the AIS® system eliminates the significant risk of food operators introducing chlorine-based carcinogenic by-products into the environment or the food chain.