Features & benefits

Case studies

Fruit & Vegetables

The Isan system substantially reduces the incidence of fungal growth, spoilage organisms and food-borne pathogens on fruit and vegetables, thereby increasing shelf life and reducing illnesses caused by contamination.

Effective chlorine replacement

Comprehensively replaces disinfection by existing chlorine wash systems, eliminating all of chlorine's negative aspects and handling problems including growing environmental issues, at the same time as adding a powerful fungicidal activity.

Higher kill rates on bacteria and fungi

Extensive testing and pack house use has proven that the Isan system consistently achieves high bacteria and fungal kill rates on a wide range of fruit and vegetables. It has been proven to even surpass some fungal kill rates of dedicated fungicides.

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. By contrast, iodine operates in a very wide pH range. It has little or no adverse effect on pH, eliminating all of the pH monitoring problems encountered with chlorine.

Environmentally friendly

The Isan system is one of the world's most environmentally responsible and friendly disinfection systems. Virtually no biocide by-products escape into the environment. Significantly, when used as a fungicide replacement, no toxic fungicide by-products are released. The complete process captures all by-products and converts the captured by-products back into the original biocide, providing an environmentally clean and closed loop process.

Almost no corrosion

The Isan system is far less corrosive than any other system. Iodine itself is seven times less corrosive than chlorine and the concentration of iodine used is usually five to ten times less than chlorine dosages.

Iodine - the ideal biocide

For over 100 years, iodine as a disinfectant has been recognised as one of the most effective medical antiseptics available. NASA recognises iodine's unique qualities, choosing it as its preferred water disinfectant. Iodine 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 Isan 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 Isan system constantly monitors the active iodine disinfectant/ fungicide 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 Isan system.

Fully automated

Every Isan unit is equipped with a fully automated, computerised control system. This system electronically monitors the biocide level and automatically doses the water to maintain 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 hand-written reports.

Q/A Audit certificates

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

Safe and user-friendly

The Isan system is the safest and most user-friendly disinfection system available. Its controls warn the operator of any breach of preset levels and also, in certain circumstances, can shut down the system. These warnings can be audible, visual and/or sent electronically to a telephone or computer.

Eliminates chlorine from the food chain

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