Steinhardt DilliGent® CleanTec

Improved hygiene in industrial washing processes –
chemical-free, efficient, safe, durable

The Challenge

It’s a chal­lenge to guar­an­tee safe­ty and hygiene in wash­ing process­es on a dai­ly basis. Clean results, quick dry­ing times and low resid­ual mois­ture ensure the re-use or fur­ther pro­cess­ing of struc­tur­al ele­ments, con­tain­ers and crates. Just as impor­tant is to ensure durable process hygiene and the pre­ven­tion of bac­te­ria spread­ing with­in the unit. Unde­sir­able and per­sis­tent lay­ers and coat­ings of soil­ing con­t­a­m­i­na­tion and pol­lut­ing par­ti­cles must be reli­ably removed. Addi­tives can be employed to improve the safe and effec­tive func­tion­ing of the process. How­ev­er, this involves sig­nif­i­cant asso­ci­at­ed costs for han­dling and waste disposal.

The Solution

Stein­hardt Dil­li­Gent® Clean­Tec uses inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy for indus­tri­al wash­ing process­es; it is effec­tive, eco-friend­ly and with­out risk to human health and safe­ty. Addi­tion­al­ly, it effects an improve­ment in process hygiene and reli­ably pre­vents bac­te­r­i­al re-con­t­a­m­i­na­tion. Long years of expe­ri­ence and exper­tise have been invest­ed in the devel­op­ment and appli­ca­tion of Dil­li­Gent® cav­i­ta­tion tech­nol­o­gy. The com­pact units are retro­fit in exist­ing wash­ing appli­ca­tions and oper­ate ful­ly auto­mat­i­cal­ly with no addi­tion­al chemicals.

The Way

The Dil­li­Gent® Clean­Tec ‘s oper­a­tion is based on phys­i­cal active prin­ci­ples with no added chem­i­cals. A par­tial flow of wash water pass­es through the Dil­li­Gent® Clean­Tec unit for treat­ment. The sur­face ten­sion is reduced by approx. 40%; the clean­ing process is inten­si­fied and at the same time any bac­te­ria are reli­ably mechan­i­cal­ly destroyed; any residue is removed from the water by oxidation.

Over time, coat­ings such as biofilm or algae growth are grad­u­al­ly elim­i­nat­ed and re-con­t­a­m­i­na­tion is inhib­it­ed. The Dil­li­Gent® Clean­Tec unit can be exact­ly adapt­ed to exist­ing sys­tem vol­umes and is suit­able for either per­ma­nent or inter­mit­tent operation.

The Advantages

  • free of chemicals
  • reduces the appli­ca­tion of additives
  • reduces sur­face tension
  • removes bac­te­ria
  • low main­te­nance and oper­at­ing costs
  • pays off with­in a very short time
  • robust and durable technology
  • ful­ly auto­mat­ic, com­pact unit
  • inte­gra­tion into all sys­tems possible
  • pre­vents re-contamination
  • safe work­ing con­di­tions through reli­able hygiene

Further Products

Visualization of the cavitational effect

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