Case study: ArcAqua
Over the past year, there have been many changes in the regulations relating to chemical usage in the agricultural and food processing markets within South Africa. Farmers and producers alike have been pushed to find alternatives to banned chemicals such as Guazatine acetate, which has been routinely used in post-harvest treatment for commodities intended for export, such as citrus.
Additional drivers against the movement away from chemical farming includes:
- Detrimental effects on the environment and human health
- Consumer demand
- Waste reduction
- Water usage
Furthermore, challenges like these are becoming more apparent in agriculture production as it is determined that environmentally friendly alternatives are key to sustainable production. ArcAqua is a local, entrepreneurial company that is able to effectively address these challenges and offer a sanitization solution to these aforementioned markets.
ArcAqua brings the power of Ozone to the food processing industry where the presence of high microbial counts contaminate fresh produce. ArcAqua replaces existing environmentally unfriendly sanitising solutions by killing 99.99% of all known bacteria and more effectively reducing TMA (total microbial activity), thereby mitigating risk and reducing potential losses. In addition, the patented ArcAqua technology delivers ozone directly to the contact surface required, making it a simpler and more efficient solution overall.