Climate. Weather. Transport. Insect pests. Many factors impact post harvest storage. The goal is most often to preserve freshness. Or it may be to speed ripening. It is certainly to discourage competition by insects. Controlling and monitoring the concentration of atmospheric gasses around stored food products modifies the decomposition process caused by cellular or bacterial activity. Stable or profiled environments can be created for research from cell cultures to bulk storage or for “Modified Atmosphere” packaging or storage. And the means to mitigate infestation is dependent on an understanding of insect physiology.
Sable Systems gas analyzers and metabolic screening systems enhance stored products research and testing by increasing resolution, sensitivity, and confidence in your data.
- Measure and Control Temperature, O2, CO2, Water Vapor and Pressure
- Set setpoint to continuous value
- Ramp and maintain at a setpoint
- Step the setpoint using variable soak times
- Single shot or repeat ramps
- Use with temperature control cabinetry
- Respirometry for insect metabolism
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