The Challenge

Livestock farms face a constant threat of pathogens such as Salmonella spp.  and Streptococcus spp. To prevent outbreaks of these diseases on the farm, the implementation of a validated disinfection protocol is crucial. However, in order to be able to perform an effective disinfection procedure, the use of a good cleaning detergent first is vital for the success of the biosecurity program. To deal with surfaces with heavy soiling, foam cleaners of top quality are required.

Our solution

Roam Eco Power is a recently developed eco-friendly foam cleaner ideally suited for removing heavy soilings on floors, walls and ceilings in livestock farms. To demonstrate the superior quality and effectiveness of Roam Eco Power, a 2% dilution was applied to the surfaces of the pens, while simultaneously testing two 2% dilutions of competing foam cleaners. Each pen is made up out of 8 panels. The solutions were applied using a  disinfectant and detergent trolley with a fixed dosing valve. Roam Eco Power and the competing foam cleaners remained on the surfaces for 30 minutes before being rinsed away with water.

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Fig. 1.: After cleaning the cleanliness was determined using ATP surface swaps. The cleanliness is expressed in RLU- values, this value is directly proportional to the amount of ATP, which corresponds with the level of contamination. Results shown are the averages of 8 repetitions of each foam cleaner.

The results

Afterwards, ATP swaps were taken from the surface to objectively quantify the cleaning effectiveness of the  products. An ATP measurement was done on each panel, so in total 8 panels per cleaning product were sampled. Analysis of the results demonstrated that Roam Eco Power was on average 38% more effective as competitor 1 and performed even on average 48% better than competitor 2.



                Competitor 1                                                                        Competitor 2                                                                Roam Technology

Fig. 2.: The adhesion characteristics of the foam cleaners was assessed by taking a photo 20 minutes after applying the foam cleaners. These visuals demonstrate the good adhesion ability of Roam Eco Power compared to the competitors


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