Ripening FAQs:


Indoor Air Quality - Summary & Our Solutions

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the degree of air purity inside buildings that constitute the usual environment in which people carry out activities (offices, homes, schools, shopping and leisure centres, etc.)

Because of increasing urbanisation and our contemporary lifestyle, most people spend a large proportion of their time in these closed environments.

The high level of atmospheric pollution in urban environments and its short- and long-term impact on human health are well known.However, inside buildings, levels of contamination can be 5 to 10 times higher than outdoors. This is due to the numerous sources of pollution to be found in office blocks & homes. For example: furniture, cleaning materials, etc.

The main atmospheric pollutants, which have a very negative impact on health, are particles produced by the use of solid fuels and heavy hydrocarbons. Every year millions of people all over the world die because of pollution caused by such particles, especially in countries where the use of solid fuels is predominant.

Another significant group of pollutants which are causing increasing concern are gases and vapors:  Formaldehyde, NOx, SO2, Ozone O3, Benzene, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).

Different states and many private organizations have established legislation and recommendations on permissible levels of pollutants in indoor air.

Agritech in partnership with Bioconservacion is offering a wide range of filtration products that allow the main gases with an impact on human health to be eliminated. All these products have been developed in has a wide range of filtration products that allow the main gases with an impact on human health to be eliminated

All these products have been developed in Bioconservacion's State of the Art Research & Design laboratory in Europe. To discuss how our products can help you in meeting these challenges, call or email us today. 

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How to Reduce Post harvest Losses in Tomatoes & Other Vegetables?

Tomatoes are fleshy vegetables and have thin skin. This makes them very vulnerable to improper storage conditions and causes growers to face significant post harvest losses. Farmers, Traders, Processors often as me the following question:

 How can we protect our tomatoes? I tell them to use our Ethyl Clean machines which will:

 >Eliminates ethylene. Ethylene produced by tomatoes not only speeds up their ripening process but also damages 

    any green, leafy vegetables that might be stored in the same cold room. 


 >Remove airborne pathogens. This will protect fruits from Bacterial Soft Rot (caused by Erwinia cartovorum) and
    Botrytis Gray Mold growth. 

 >Cool down tomatoes to 10-12.5°C, but not below 5°C to avoid chilling injury. Keep RH (relative humidity) at
 
     90 - 95%, which is essential to prevent water loss. Try our best quality humidifiers for large storage areas.

ETHYL Clean machines is the right solution to meet the first two of these requirements as this effectively removes           ethylene and 99.5% of all VOCs from the cold room, extending fruits storage life.

   Call today on 011 65020845 and ask to talk with Mr. Dinesh Goswamy to know more.

How to Prevent Black Molds in Onions

Providing a simple way to prevent growth of black mold in Onions kept in Storage:

1. Black Mold is caused by Aspergillus niger. This fungus attacks onions in the field, during transit or in storage, making the bulbs soft, mushy and discolored. 

2. Tiny fungus spores remain in the air even after infected onions are thrown away. This causes the mold to appear again and again.

3. The fungus spreads quickly and damages other cold room products such as grapes, apricots, garlic and peanuts. 

4. Black Mold is toxic and in rare cases might cause human diseases

5. The only way to prevent the growth of black mold is to remove spores from the air, as currently there are no effective fungicides to control Black Mold.

ETHYL CLEAN is the right solution to protect crops from a wide variety of harmful pathogens present in the air. Our machines effectively eliminates bacteria, fungi spores and ethylene from the air, extending the storage life of fruits and vegetables. We have done extensive trials with customers and developed best practice to achieve desired results.

Discover the advantages of our knowledge base and contact us right now to begin maximum protection of your stored products.

Bio Gas Treatment Solutions

Introducing a new product for our customers in India for Bio Gas Treatment:

Agritech offers a wide spectrum of adsorbents: from traditional active or impregnated carbons, to a highly effective media specifically designed for cases where O2 contents are extremely low. At the Leyland plant the O2 content is around 0.1% and traditional solutions such as carbon cannot be used as a cost-effective solution. Bi-On®Fe is a hydrogen sulphide (H2S) scavenger, consisting of iron hydroxide, Fe(OH)3, blended into a proprietary pelletized support. Hydrogen sulphide is stripped from the gas stream. Hence, during the regenerating process, no H2S is released.


To know more, you can call our landline and discuss the same with our technical expert.

How to ripen Bananas and Other Fruits


If you are new to ripening fruits commercially or wish to clear confusion surrounding the process, you have come to the right place. Here, we will explain the ripening process, ripening methods, important points to remember, safety process to follow and many more. 


Ripening Process:

For Bananas, international experts recommend that ripening rooms should remain closed for the first 24 hours. During this period, ethylene production starts in all the fruits kept in the controlled atmosphere. After this initial period, the room should be aired by either opening the door for 15-20 minutes or by using ventilation fans connected to XT Gas Controller to remove CO2 gas and to allow intake of fresh air. You can now move your portable GENET ethylene generator to the next room for ripening. After Day 4, you can start removing ripened bananas from the rooms for sale in local markets or to supermarkets.  



The green mature bananas are kept in a cool place or a ripening chamber, placed inside plastic crates in bunches. These plastic crates are kept on top of one another in a stack of 6-8 crates. This pattern is repeated across the ripening chambers till the entire area is completely filled. 

Now, place the Genet ethylene generator inside the room and fill the tank with Genetol ripening liquid. Switch on the ethylene generator by connecting to a wall socket (green led lights up showing that machine has started working. Come outside the ripening room and close the door for 12-24 hours. After the end of this period, open the room to check the progress in ripening started by using Genet. Green to yellow banana takes up to 5 days time.
With our Automatic Ripening system, controls are entirely on your smartphone or laptop. you can monitor and control the ripening parameters from anywhere - in office or out of town.

We have developed and fine-tuned the ripening process for a variety of other fruits viz., not available on internet. These include ripening of Mango, Papaya, Citrus to name a few fruits and can be shared with genuine customers.
If you have a specific query, please write an email to us.