Madison Chemical has debuted a two-part drain cleaning program that cleans drains without scrubbing. This newest drain cleaning technology — OXYWAVE — is a quat-free solution to remove biofilm and sanitize drains, floors and walls. It is ideal for use on previously cleaned, hard, non-porous food contact surfaces in dairies, wineries and breweries.
Madison Chemical is a chemical formulator providing cleaning, sanitation, and maintenance products for the food and beverage processing industries headquartered in Madison, Ind.
How Oxywave works
Utilizing the power of peracetic acid and Perafoam, OXYWAVE attacks and eliminates biofilms and destroys microorganisms. This foaming-sanitizing solution provides 360-degree contact along the pipe walls for maximum sanitation.
It will not damage concrete or stainless steel in diluted form. In addition to open and closed drains such as those found in breweries, OXYWAVE is ideal for doorway foaming systems to prevent cross-contamination.
This fast acting sanitizer/disinfectant kills bacteria, mold, fungus and yeast. It is tolerant of water hardness, can be used in hot or cold water and is less affected by organic soil load than either chlorine or quaternary sanitizers.
How to use it
Prior to sanitizing food contact surfaces, remove gross food particles, then wash with a detergent solution, followed by a potable water rinse. Sanitize with a concentration of 1.0 to 6.1 oz OXYWAVE diluted in 6 gal of water (0.13 – 0.79% v/v concentration or 82-500 ppm active peracetic acid).
At this dilution, OXYWAVE is effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocyotogenes. Use immersion, coarse spray or circulation techniques as appropriate to the equipment. All surfaces should be exposed to the sanitizing solution for at least 60 seconds or more if specified by governing code. Drain any excess solution. Do not rinse.
Exact dilutions and temperatures are dependent upon the specific nature of the application. Standard operating procedures may need to be developed for specific concentration and temperature.