Tanks require 15 minutes of contact with the product and there can be tank-to-tank reuse if temperature and pH are maintained. “We use pH strips as a simple check for neutralization. It doesn’t have to be an expensive piece of equipment,” says Eric. To clean the bottling line, they run it for 15 minutes, stop, let it the product sit, and run the line for another 10 minutes.
Additionally, Eric has found costs to be comparable due to time savings. He also notes, “There’s less wear and tear on equipment, using pumps, etc., which means less maintenance.” The product is also safer for his team, eliminating risk of citric burns.
Eric says, “We conserve as much as we can.” For Judd’s Hill, the benefits of Destainex make sense.