For Cleaner, Safer Ice, the Answer Is Clear

Ice is food. And like any food, you shouldn’t serve it unless you’re fully confident that it is safe.

EcO3Ice™ ensures your ice machines will produce the safest, purest ice possible – helping protect your beverage product, your customers, and your good name.

Now ice machines are easier and less expensive to clean than ever.

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How does EcO3Ice work?

EcO3Ice easily connects to the incoming ice machine water line, generating dissolved Ozone.

The treated water kills microbes and prevents build-up in the ice machine, while ice made from the ozone-treated water effectively keeps clean surfaces in the ice machine, bin, and related objects.

How is the Ozone created in the water?

With EcO3Ice, a small amount of Ozone is created by electrolysis directly in the water as it flows through a cell equipped with electrodes made of patented, long-lasting, Boron-doped solid synthetic diamond.

When it’s frozen, is the zone inside or outside of the cube?

The Ozone is present throughout the ice cube, with a higher concentration in the outermost layer.

The actual amount of Ozone contained in the ice cube is very small.

Does Ozone end up in the customer’s beverage? Is it safe?

Ozone is FDA-approved as a food and water additive.

However, the amount of residual Ozone in cubes from EcO3Ice-treated machines is well below levels of detection by the average person and does not have any effect on the taste.

Will the Ozone in the ice impart any adverse effect on beverage taste?

To the contrary: It’s important to note that Ozone is recognized to be an effective oxidant used to reduce unpleasant taste and odors in drinking water.

The EPA Guidance Manual, Alternative Disinfectants and Oxidants, specifies ozone for unpleasant taste and odor removal.

How long does the Ozone created remain effective?

In the water form, the ozone is active for about 15 minutes. In the
ice, ozone is well preserved and dissipates gradually and safely in the ice bin as the ice melts.

In practical terms, trace levels of ozone remain effective for the entire period between freezing, storageand transportation, until it is dispensed and served, at which time it dissipates harmlessly.

What happens to ice sitting at the bottom of the ice bin for an extended period of time?

The ice gradually melts and the resulting water drains from the bin. The “ice melt” contributes to the ozone’s ability to kill microbes and prevent regrowth on bin surfaces, as well as the drain fixture and line.

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