Research project for the development of combined strategies for the optimization of water use in the fresh-cut processing industry.

Objective: Provide the fresh-cut industry with a comprehensive solution, the aqUAFRESH solution, which is anticipated to revolutionize a segment in constant growth as is the fresh-cut fruits and vegetables sector

Project contents:

  • This new system will provide the fresh-cut industry with an alternative to traditional chlorine based disinfection systems whilst continuing to guarantee food safety.

  • Prototyping of a new industrial washing process designed to apply new innocuous treatments more efficiently, increasing the sustainability of water and energy use.


Project duration: June 2017 - June 2019

Project partners: 


CNTA National Centre for Food Technology and Safety

(Centro Nacional de Tecnología y Seguridad Alimentaria CNTA)

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Eurostars Programme




Eric Lefebvre, Managing Partner Technical Director - KRONEN