The use of aqueous ozone in the sanitation of stainless, polycarbonate and other tanks is a common application of ozone in the brewery. Ozone, utilized with proper protocols and CT values provides effective and rapid sanitation of tanks. In addition, breweries utilizing ozone have experienced better yeast management, improved product quality,distile2 and reduced sanitation time and cost.
As an added benefit, when used in a tank recirculation mode ozone can save hundreds of gallons of water during the tank sanitation process. Ozone does not result in tank damage as is often the case with chorine and no rinsing after the sanitation is required which reduces time and water usage. Protocols for the safe use of aqueous ozone in tanks have been developed by McClain and are available to McClain clients.