Ozone applications in aquaculture and zoos has increased due to its numerous advantages over traditional water treatment methods. Disinfection of circulated water is essential to maintaining fish health. Ozone provides effective disinfection without producing harmful byproducts or chemical residuals. Eltech Ozone can help to improve key process parameters such as dissolved oxygen (DO), and reduction in ammonia. Clean drinking water is essential for animal health and reproduction. Ozone treatment lowers the number of illnesses and deaths.
Ozone Cleaning of Sea Food
Ozone use in seafood processing applications has proven to be a great tool in the quest for food safety as it has in many other food processing industries. Traditional methods for sanitation in the seafood industry have been a wide use of chlorine dissolved in rinse and wash waters. Chlorine has been the most widely used sanitizer in the seafood industry despite the limited effect it has on killing bacteria on seafood surfaces (Augusto Goncalves). Due to the potential off flavor and negative health effects of chlorine byproducts, improved sanitation methods have been sought. Since the acceptance of ozone use in food production and the GRAS approval granted in 2001, many uses for ozone have been researched and implemented in the commercialseafood processing industries
Ozonated Ice and Fresh Fish Storage
Ozonated Ice and Fresh Fish Storage Ozone can be dissolved into water that is then frozen in ice production. This process will essentially store the ozone within the ice creating what is commonly referred to as ozonated ice. This ozonated ice can be used in the storage of fish to prolong shelf-life and maintain a fresher, better looking product to the end user.Much of the fish that we consume is harvested in the ocean by large fishing vessels that may stay out at sea for weeks at a time. To maintain high quality fish products for market, ozonated ice is commonly used on these vessels for the fish that are harvested early in the voyage and stored. Ozonated ice has gained popularity in seafood storage for many land based operations and fish farms.