The air chain is similar to the agri-food supply chain. Each link in the chain - production, packaging, transport (land, sea, air), storage and commercial distribution - must be maintained in optimal conditions to preserve the nutritional and organoleptic qualities of the products until they reach the consumer.
Controlling and monitoring the air that surrounds the fruit and vegetables in the post-harvest phase is vital. It is necessary to use systems that eliminate, minimise and control the agents that can deteriorate them, such as ethylene and other volatile compounds typical of the natural ripening process, as well as spores and microorganisms that may be present.
At BION, a pioneering company in post-harvest products, we have a range of products that adapt to each of these phases and specific needs of the supply chain, making it easier for the air chain not to break.
In addition, nowadays, technology provides us with real-time data and this allows us to have greater control over production. For this reason, at BION we have developed specific products that allow us to monitor the most relevant air data at critical moments in the post-harvest period. Having this data available will allow us to have all the relevant information at our fingertips.
BION WORLD has been developed for this purpose. A unique and exclusive service for BION customers. Easy to use and user-friendly, it allows access to information through any device and at any time.
Currently, data captured by the ETH Sense can be accessed. The first air filtration equipment for storage chambers that incorporates IoT technology. ETH Sense equipment filters the air by removing ethylene, volatile organic compounds and CO2, and incorporates sensors that monitor these parameters and others such as temperature and relative humidity. This data is accessible 24/7 from the LCD screen or via the BION WORLD online platform, and it is also possible to access the data recorded by the RTL+ (Real Time Logger Plus). A device that allows the temperature, humidity and relative location of the load to be recorded and displayed in real time for 60 days.