When you want to produce certain foods and beverages, a chemical process known as fermentation must occur. Fermentation is a type of biochemical reaction that's able to extract energy from any carbohydrates in a solution without needing to use oxygen. Many organisms use the fermentation process to live. Along with foods and beverages, some additional [...]
An important component of managing a commercial brewery is maintaining the right amount of dissolved oxygen for fermentation. Dissolved oxygen is the amount of oxygen that has been dissolved in the water. While fish and other organisms require dissolved oxygen to survive, measuring this kind of oxygen in the water is also important for a [...]
Making the perfect batch of wine is a matter of producing the best combination of taste, smell, and color. Did you know that wine pH impacts all of these? We explain the impact of pH on the winemaking process and how to measure wine pH levels for best results.
Sugar processing takes a surprising chemical journey. Initial extraction from crop plants such as sugar cane and sugar beets takes out sugars along with other dissolved compounds and fine particles. The juicing process is intended to remove pulp, but small particles will inevitably pass through the pulp screens. These non-sugar components are removed as the [...]
Dairy and feedlot management can be more of an art form than a science due to a lack of quantitative feedback in real time. One way of obtaining additional information about ruminant health is through the measurement of its stomach contents. When making alterations to animal management to improve dairy and beef production, pH measurements [...]
Bottled beverages, whether it’s drinking water or soft drinks, always start with clean, pure water. Because of variability in the taste of municipal drinking water, bottling plants treat water on-site to ensure quality of the final product. All water is disinfected prior to contact with plant equipment, and the equipment itself is disinfected. The water [...]
Sensorex is happy to announce the partnership on an exciting project with Pima County’s Southwest Water Campus team to demonstrate potable reuse throughout Arizona. The Pima County Southwest team won the $250,000 New Arizona Prize: Water Innovation Challenge to achieve its plan, which involves brewing beer using reclaimed water. To do this they have constructed [...]
Soil content and quality is a key factor of crop health. Physically, soil material and density affects water infiltration and retention. Chemically, pH of soil affects nutrient availability and uptake. Biologically, enzyme content and bacterial content relate to the ability of soil to recycle nutrients and resist disturbance. While some soil characteristics are permanent qualities [...]
Water Treatment Methods There exist several mechanisms for water disinfection, including chlorination and chloramination, ozonation, and UV irradiation. Ordinarily, only one disinfection technique is used in a treatment train. However, there are potential benefits to combining water treatment methods in sequence, including energy and cost savings and a safer product water. Potential Benefits of Combination [...]
This 15 minute webinar recording explains how produce wash water is monitored to ensure that fruits and vegetables are kept safe and clean.