Onions in storage are susceptible to decay, particularly Botrytis neck rot, and black and blue mold rot, from airborne and surface microorganisms and odors can cause unwanted contamination of other commodities. With Ozone International’s cold storage solution, packers and processors are able to control odor crossover, extend product life and marketability, and decrease decay losses naturally. Ozone can be used as a complementary measure with various post-harvest techniques.
|Reduces & controls decay||
and Shelf life
Ozone International’s patented science-based cold storage solution generates ozone from the oxygen in the air on-site and delivers defined, low-dose specific concentrations of gaseous ozone into the atmosphere, for use as a powerful but safe disinfectant. The solution kills airborne and surface microorganisms and effectively controls Botrytis neck rot, black and blue mold rot. After killing decay causing microorganisms, ozone immediately reverts to pure oxygen, leaving no residue and maintaining product taste, color, texture and smell characteristics in its natural state.
Ozone International’s unique closed-loop concentration control and remote monitoring capabilities provide optimum safety and efficacy. Its measurement sensors and on-board computer maintains ozone concentrations to within +/- 10 ppb of a desired set point. The solution includes fail-safe ambient air sensors, which constantly ensure work areas maintain ozone concentrations well within OSHA standards. Its remote monitoring service constantly tracks system performance and provides detailed reports and automated alerts.
|Airborne Mold Count||Aspergillus Mold Count on Room Walls|
|PROPERTY||OZONE INTERNATIONAL COLD STORAGE|
|Mold Control||All types of mold; mold is oxidized and cannot become resistant to ozone.|
|Crossover||Control Kills volatile oraganic compounds (VOC), preventing unwanted odor contamination|
|Ethylene Control||Converts ethylene to water and carbon dioxide (process is outside the fruit)|
|Residue on Fruit||No|
|Taste||Natural flavors maintained|
|Dosage / Application||Ozone is applied continuously thus controlling mold, odor and ethylene constantly|
|Regulatory Compliance||No EPA record keeping required. Requires fire code compliance|
|Corrosion to Equipment||None at typical application levels|