Thursday, July 15, 2010
Eliminating Bacteria Using Nitrogen Gas
Bacteria are microorganisms that grow in soil, water, and organic matter as well as living plants, animals, and people. While most bacteria are harmless (and some are even beneficial), there are a few strains of bacteria that are pathogenic and can cause harmful bacterial infections. Bacteria can grow and divide extremely rapidly, especially in the presence of available nutrients.
How Can I Prevent Bacteria Formation?
Bacteria, as well as mold and mildew, can start to form, grow, and reproduce in the presence of oxygen, warmth, and moisture. Removing oxygen from an atmosphere for packaging or storage eliminates the potential for harmful bacteria growth. This can be applied to food packaging and storage as well as chemical processing and even to sterilization for cleanrooms and medical device packaging.
Nitrogen is a clean, dry, inert gas that is often used to absorb moisture and displace oxygen in an environment. The application of N2 gas effectively removes oxygen and prevents bacteria formation as well mold and mildew.
Why Use a Nitrogen Generator for Bacteria Elimination?
Using a Nitrogen Generator to eliminate and prevent harmful bacteria is an efficient, reliable, and cost effective solution compared to using high pressure N2 gas cylinders or bulk liquid Nitrogen. Using a simple, straightforward PSA Generator or Membrane Generator technology to isolate and capture N2 molecules from the air we breathe, a Nitrogen Generator essentially produces high purity Nitrogen from thin air. It is reliable and safe, easy to maintain, and won't ever run out of N2 gas.
About South-Tek Systems
South-Tek Systems engineers and manufactures Nitrogen Generators for a wide variety of applications, including bacteria elimination. Our Flow Verification Program ensures that you'll be fitted with the most appropriately sized generator for your specific application.
Contact South-Tek Systems today to find out how our Nitrogen Generators can help make your production more efficient, more safe, and less costly: 888-526-6284.