CLEANSURFACE- Influencing the adhesive behavior of stainless steel by chemical and physical surface treatment for preventive or curative treatment of fouling and biofilms

01 October 2016 → 31 March 2019
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
stainless steel cleansurface
Project description

The general goal of CLEANSURFACE is the introduction of innovative stainless steel (RVS) coatings in the Flemish food industry, which will result in reduced fouling and biofilm formation. The project will give rise to a set of guidelines on how preventively and curatively the adhesive behavior of stainless steel can be changed and which are the best solutions for doing this. Introducing innovative stainless steel coatings will result in reduced fouling and biofilm formation, which will benefit efficiency and support product safety and quality. By optimizing the cleaning and disinfection procedures (R & D) for these new types of stainless steel, the consumption of cleaning and disinfection products will decrease, leading to sustainable processes with a lower environmental impact and reduced costs for water purification.