New air purification technology for cherries during storage

Kapatovo Ltd., a fruit grower from Bulgaria, grows apples, cherries, grapes, and peaches in gardens and vineyards in the Valley of Struma region, in the southwestern part of Bulgaria. They have built 9 cold storage facilities with a total volume of 1200 cubic meters.

The fruits they grow are very sensitive to storage conditions - temperature, humidity, ethylene, and airborne pathogens.

In the Spring of 2018, in order to protect fruits from ethylene and airborne pathogens and to ensure the supply of the best possible quality fruits to their customers, INCH-FRIGO LTD (Miatech's authorized dealer in Bulgaria), installed the Bio Turbo system in one of the existing cold storage rooms.

The company says Bio Turbo uses a patented four-stage air purification process which removes ethylene and 99.5 percent of airborne bacteria. Although Bio Turbo technology uses Ozone in one of its four stages to destroy ethylene and airborne pathogens, ozone is never released into the cold room, which makes Bio Turbo technology completely safe for humans working in the facility.

In the period from June 7 through June 18, INCH-FRIGO LTD team ran a test to establish the efficiency of this technology. The test was run in two identical cold storage rooms - one with a Bio Turbo 300 system installed and one without Bio Turbo, where they put a similar amount and quality of fresh cherries.

According to the company, the following was observed in the storage with Bio Turbo 300 installation:

* Preserved fresh appearance;
* Reduced loss from spoilage;
* Decreased cross-contamination;
* Created a safe fresh produce storage environment.

“Maintaining the quality and freshness of produce is important to our customers. The Bio Turbo system from Miatech helps us to become a preferred supplier for our partners.” said Valentin Volkov from Kapatovo Ltd.

For more information:
Oleg Kuts
Ph: +1 (503) 659-5680

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