Aquionics, Charlotte, N.C., said it entered into a partnership agreement with Valcour Process Technologies, which will now distribute of Aquionics’ ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems to cheese producers in the upper Midwest. The agreement enables Valcour to offer Aquionics’ UVEO and UVEO H products for pasteurized equivalent water applications across Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin, where there is a high concentration of cheese producers.

Valcour Process Technologies, Valcour, N.Y., has significant experience implementing UV systems in cheese production and has long-term relationships with cheese producers, original equipment manufacturers and system integrators throughout the United States. The company said distributing Aquionics UV systems will complement its work by helping to improve water disinfection processes in terms of increased performance and throughput and reduced maintenance and lifecycle costs.

“Cheese production is a very important market for Aquionics … as producers look to implement UV systems to help them optimize their processes, meet tighter FDA standards and improve final product quality and safety,” explained Ken Kershner, regional director, Aquionics. “Valcour Process Technologies is highly experienced with this technology and has relationships with cheese producers across the upper Midwest region, and therefore provides a perfect fit for Aquionics.”