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1. (WO2018083471) DISINFECTION OF FOODSTUFFS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/083471    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/053294
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A23L 3/28
A23L 3/30
B08B 3/12
B08B 7/00
Applicants: ULTRA BIOTECS LIMITED
Inventors: SNOWBALL, Malcolm Robert
Title: DISINFECTION OF FOODSTUFFS
Abstract:
An apparatus for disinfecting products is disclosed herein. The apparatus comprises a tank for holding a liquid for receiving microorganisms from the products, wherein the tank comprises a channel for the liquid to flow through and for receiving the products, at least one ultrasonic transducer for providing ultrasonic energy to the products in the channel via the liquid for forcing microorganisms off the products and into the liquid, and a flow provider arranged to provide a flow of liquid along the channel and arranged to recirculate the liquid through a liquid steriliser. The liquid steriliser comprises a liquid duct having a UV transmissive wall providing a surface area for irradiation and a source of UV radiation arranged to irradiate liquid flowing in the duct through the UV transmissive wall.