Successful CA Cold-Storage (controlled atmosphere) for fruits and vegetables must include precise and deep control over temperature, humidity, gas exchange and tissue respiration rates. While temperature is certainly the single most important ingredient, to obtain a complete solution for maximum preservation of produce for the longest period of time, critical elements such as the levels of Oxygen, Carbon-Dioxide and Ethylene must be tightly controlled and manipulated for maximum effect.
CA Cold Storage of Fruits using KOOLJET Through-the-WALL Cooling System
Similar to CA Cold-Storage, a Controlled Growing Environment adds the ingredients of light and shade cycles, irrigation and nutrition to temperature, heating, humidity and gas-exchange. Properly engineered, CGE systems use no soil and up to 95% less irrigation water in a footprint that supports very high yeilds, no pests, and assured harvests. Learn more
KOOLJET In-the-Duct Cooling Systems cool the return air for the maximum control and energy efficiency
KOOLJET embraces the full CA spectrum of cold-storage and leverage strategic relationships with leading technologies from around the world to deliver exacting solutions for our customers. Our CA Solutions include gas sensors and high quality, self-regenerating activate carbon CO2 absorbers combined with Nitrogen generators that work in concert with KOOLJET temperature and humidity equipment and controls to integrate all of the critical CA functions. The result is clear – Freshness, Nutrition, Yield, Reputation and Profits are Preserved.
For the 134 Fruit and Vegatable Commodities detailed in the USDA Manuals, many have suggestions in how to acheive optimal long term storage by first assuring the correct target temperature and humidity ratio, and by adjusting levels of Oxygen, Carbon-Dioxide and Ethylene during storage. This research, along with the extensive field experience of KOOLJET and our technology partners allows KOOLJET customers to obtain exactly the right Controlled Atmosphere parameters to acheive maximum profits from the storage. For example, we know that plant tissues absorb Carbon Dioxide and discharge CO2 during normal respiration and each plant respires differently.