Preservation is the point of perishable cold storage – but in some ways, it can accelerate spoilage. Increased shelf-life is the key, no matter if your products are in a refrigerator or a deep freezer. At KES Science, we know the cause – and we have the cure. Stop the volatile organic compound that’s affecting your produce in its tracks. Destroy the ethylene in your cold storage areas with Airocide air sanitation units.
Ethylene is emitted by ripe fruit, vegetables, and other vegetation. It’s a volatile organic compound, or VOC that speeds ripening and spoilage. The average carbon air filter isn’t equipped to deal with VOCs. They suck them up and possibly recirculate them without ever removing them from the air. The key to reducing spoilage in your fridge or freezer is to reduce buildup of Ethylene – using the right technology to do it.
Purpose-built for the protection of growing plants and produce, the technology inside Airocide was actually developed for NASA for use on the International Space Station! Growing plants on the station were outputting too much ethylene, causing fast ripening, spoilage, and a buildup of the VOC. The technology, photocatalytic oxidation, was developed to completely break down ethylene and other VOCs and organic molecules into nothing more than trace elements of carbon dioxide and water vapor – releasing no dangerous emissions. That’s the same technology inside every Airocide unit – and in our units it’s just as effective at eliminating VOCs, bacteria, viruses, and other organic threats to your people and products.
We’ve designed several units to fit any space, from processing, to storage, to repacking. With Airocide units in place, your air will be scrubbed of organic threats. They kill bacteria and viruses that may cause respiratory infections, as well as the VOCs that cause faster spoilage. Not only that, our new AiroPro units can be installed in back offices, common areas, and more for total protection across your entire facility – creating an atmosphere of pure, clean air.
For cold storage facilities, there’s no better answer to the threat of the VOC ethylene. Airocide destroys ethylene and kills bacteria, viruses, and even mold that may affect workers or produce. With AiroPro units to go with it, you can rest assured that you’re covered. Reach out to us today to learn more about each KesAir air sanitation unit, and to find the ones that are right for your facility.