Hurricane Harvey has caused devastation to property and lives. Only now are we starting to learn about the knock-off effects. Most caustic is manufactured from facilities in the Gulf Coast region that were severely damaged. Already caustic prices are rising by $60-$100 per dry ton. CIP in ethanol production can use a great deal of caustic to remove organic deposits. Zein, which is one of the major proteins in corn, does not solubilize until a pH of 11.0-11.5. This is part of the reason that caustic is effective in cleaning ethanol plants.
FifeClean can allow you to reduce caustic usage in CIP while maintaining effectiveness. Less caustic means a lower CIP pH. FifeClean has demonstrated that it can solubilize proteins at a lower pH level. This has been demonstrated under controlled conditions. Please view the video on our website