Ethylene is one of the newest gases used in fruit and vegetable warehouses. The recommended practice in fruits and vegetable warehouses is to keep ethylene-producing items separately from non-producing items.
The ripening of fleshy fruits represents the unique harmonization of developmental and biochemical pathways leading to changes in colour, texture, aroma, and high nutritional qualities. The gaseous plant hormone ethylene (natural ripening agent in fruits and vegetables) is also an important contributor of nutrition and fibre to the diets of humans. Some fruits and vegetables are more sensitive to ethylene than others, and often they tend to be kept separately.
Ethylene is one of the newest gases used in fruit and vegetable storage. It is a gas that is released when ripe or damaged fruit is stored. The recommended practice in fruits and vegetable warehouses is to keep ethylene-producing items separately from non-producing items.
Even a small amount of ethylene gas leakage during shipping and storage will accelerate the process of the decay of fresh items. Further, some storage providers will use the gases like nitrogen and sulphur gas to hamper the high concentrations of ethylene. The typical process involved in solving the challenges is maintaining ventilation in the warehouse/storage areas. Sometimes this may not meet the exact requirements.
In these instances, deploying gas phase filtration solutions in the fruit and vegetable warehouses/ storage areas will fulfil the needs.
Gas phase filters and equipment are designed to remove the harmful, irritant, and toxic gases from the air, making the environment cleaner and purer with specialized media and chemical substrate. Gas phase filtration technology is the optimum solution for efficiently removing a broad spectrum of airborne contaminants.
American Air Filter (AAF) is a leading manufacturer of gas phase products and is recognized globally for quality, expertise, and innovation in Air Filtration. The broad product and service portfolio also covers a versatile range of particulate filtration solutions that offer the customer the answer to each air quality challenge.
You may contact AAF representative to mitigate the ethylene issues and find the best solutions for your fruits and vegetables warehouses/ storage areas.