As the originators of cold plasma injection, Uniqair has developed the Plasma-InjectorTM stack odour control solution with the patented Venturi-PlasmaTM technology.
Key to success
The key is to enable continuity of pet food production with sustainable odour control: controlling odours from the dryers, coolers and extruder air conveyance with industry leading cold plasma solution through knowledge, quality and service.
Unlike incinerators (RTO), chemical scrubbers or bio-systems, the Plasma-Injector is a sustainable oxidizer that controls odours without any chemicals, water or waste. Other cold plasma systems are packed bed injection or in-line plasma reactors and work like precipitators of fine dust and vapour.
The Venturi-Plasma technology works with venturi shaped narrow gap modular plasma reactors. In the venturi, a plasma is created with very high air speed for controlling odour without contamination of plasma reactors for more reliability, efficiency and less maintenance.
On a mission
The company’s mission is to exceed al customers’ expectations with innovation and unmatched customer service. This includes research, engineering, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service from the headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.
Worldwide sales and after-sales service go via a network with agents and partners in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Turn-key pet food plants including Uniqair systems can be supplied by Wenger and Extrutec, in Asia by Idah. In Europe, the manufacturing, sales and service partner is Riedel Filtertechnik.
What makes Uniqair unique
R&D is the key driver at the forefront of cold plasma innovation. The company’s experience started 25 years ago with the world’s first cold plasma systems for the pet food industry.
Nowadays, many are copying the ‘cold plasma’ as a solution to many problems without fully understanding the process and it is used as a marketing slang for many products.
Uniqair has introduced new innovations every year with major milestones:
- Venturi-Plasma technology: efficient and reliable Plasma Reactor Cylinders
- Modular and compact 3kW Plasma Reactor Cylinder and power supply units for easy maintenance: one model for all Plasma-Injector systems, available from 3kW to 60kW step 3kW.
- High frequency plasma reactors up to 30 kHz for energy efficient and compact systems with almost zero noise as the sound is above human detection level.
- CPC: Constant Power Control for constant odour control independent of process conditions as humidity, temperature etc.
- Variable Plasma Control 0-100% step 1% to reduce energy (night times for example) or to increase energy when recipes are processed with high odour olfactory signature.
- Plasma-Injector system warranty 25 year program: guaranteed constant operational cost, long lifetime and long term commitment.
Future odour control projects
Leading top-10 global pet food plants have been rolling out Uniqair systems, but more smaller companies are becoming interested and go above and beyond to be responsible for the communities they serve. In the past, the need for odour control was often driven by legal compliance.
Now, due to urbanization, environmental awareness, education and communities quickly adapting social media tools, petfood plants are increasingly looking for sustainable and economical solutions to prevent their surrounding community from complaining about their odour emissions before odour complaints are spiraling out of control and authorities get involved.
Also the latest Venturi-Plasma cold plasma technology can replace RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidation) to reduce cost of energy, NOx emissions and carbon footprint. Uniqair has the latest technology and will lead the future to control odours sustainably and reliably. The odour around the plant can affect negative publicity and property values but most importantly can affect brand recognition and continuity of the plant pet food production. Only the best solution is good enough.
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