Ethylene removal and air purification for the Food Industry
With METTA solutions
We have developed a powerful air and surface purification system that is used to extend the shelf life of fresh produce, fruits and flowers.
The main technology we use is called Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO), which can be used in any storage and production environment. It is a completely organic technology and the only by-products produced are minimal amounts of oxygen and water: O2 and H2O.
Our PCO PLUS (PCO+) Photocatalytic Oxidation equipment works by removing ethylene and other VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) gases from the indoor atmosphere, as well as viruses, fungi and bacterial spores. Ethylene removal is extremely important for extending the shelf life of many vegetable products because it is ethylene that acts as a natural ripening hormone. The release of ethylene in a storage environment is what causes fresh produce, fruits, flowers and many other vegetables to deteriorate or wilt.
By removing ethylene from the air, VOC gases, viruses, fungal spores and bacteria, our equipment adds benefits – to various supply chains and work environments – that extend the shelf life of produce during storage, promote a healthy atmosphere, reduce impurities and reduce the carbon footprint of your business.