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India struggles to fight Food inflation – Nitrogen can rescue

Posted on: 2 Dec, 2011   |   With: 0 Comments
Category:  Gas Generation

Deterioration of Fruits, Vegetable, and other staple foods happens because of enhanced speed of “aging”. Speed of aging of Fresh Agri produce is directly proportional to ambient temperature, and the presence of ‘oxygen’.

Reduce the ambient temperature and storage period increases. Reduce or eliminate ‘oxygen’ and the process of ripening (also equivalent to aging) slows down, which in other sense means the storage period is increased. And, if we do both temperature reduction and reduce / eliminate oxygen, we are doing what is called in the industry “Controlled atmosphere storage”, well known to produce superior results.

Oxygen cannot be removed from the ambient. It can however be displaced out by introduction of Nitrogen. The normal atmosphere contains nearly 20% oxygen, and 1 – 2%, easily, which has the potential to slow down quality deterioration process in fresh produce.

Reducing ambient temperature is a challenging and costly task.

There is a need for the Food technologists and scientists to research results if only “oxygen elimination / reduction” is done. Does it help to deliver fresh agriculture produce with less wastage.

MVS Engineering has supplied over 1000 Nitrogen Generators. We have an extensive list of Nitrogen Generators in the Food industry. For such Nitrogen Gas Plants for your food packaging or preservation application, you please contact our sales department or send us your enquiry.

About MVS Engineering Limited

MVS Engineering is a turnkey supplier of Gas generation equipment for Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen gases. Additionally, we also manufacture Air, Gas, Liquid Dryers and also Gas Purification systems. MVS is the largest supplier of gaseous Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen plants in India. Besides India, MVS also regularly exports it’s equipment to the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Europe.

MVS was founded in 1977 and has supplied over 7000 Skid mounted units worldwide. Read more about the company in the About Us section of our website.

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