- IFAS - NOV. 24, 1998
Superior Aqua Enterprises, Inc.
2140 Bispham Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
Dear Mr. Muha:
The following is a summary of our tests using your electrode generated
copper ions and its bacterial, yeast and mold reduction on tomatoes:
Purpose of Study
The purpose of the study was to determine the antimicrobial effects of
Superior Aqua Systems electrolytic generated copper ions on the tomatoes.
Initial experiments have revealed an approximate 2 log reduction in total
bacteria on the surface of the tomatoes that were exposed for 5 minutes
at a copper concentration 0.5-1.0 mg per liter. In addition, yeast and
molds were reduced approximately 1 log using identical conditions.
In conclusion, results thus far indicate a significant reduction of 2
logs (100 to 1 reduction) in surface bacterial and at least a 1 log reduction
in surface yeast and molds associated with tomatoes. Further experiments
are in progress.
E. Rodrick, Ph.D.
Department of Food Sciences
and Human Nutrition