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“Ethylene Scrubbers help with Apple CA Storage”

Global Cooling Inc. offers ethylene scrubbers for purification of air in cold storage for fresh fruit and vegetables. The Photocatalytic machine is a completely natural, organic solution, which not only removes ethylene, it also kills mold, mildew, bacteria, and other diseases.

This past season, a number of the scrubbers were used to improve controlled-atmosphere (CA) storage of apples, in New England.  According to one grower:
"We opened the room just before Easter, and the apples looked great. The average pressure was 15 lbs., they were 17 lbs. when we put them into the room this fall.  A 2lb. loss is not bad, some storages opening around the area have pressure readings as low as 10 lbs".

For a 6,000-bushel room, total cost of ownership for a scrubber is about $5 a day, according to Global management.
At this price, it is thought many CA rooms will soon have the scrubbers installed, helping to preserve quality and value for growers and consumers alike.

Jim Still
Global Cooling Inc.
Media, PA USA
USA 1-610-248-9800

Publication date: 7/20/2010


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