BION post-harvest media are a specific range of filter media specifically designed to preserve the air chain in post-harvest environments formed by BION E and BION DRY products.
The BION E family consists of pellets in cylindrical pellet form based on natural clays that have been extruded together with potassium permanganate (KMnO4) as the active ingredient.
The KMnO4 contained in the BION E family removes target gases, mainly ethylene and formaldehyde, by chemical reaction on the active surface of the sorbent.
The BION AC family is composed of:
- BION R8
- BION R12
- BION SR8
- BION SR12
The most frequent applications in the post-harvest industry are:
- Ethylene removal and air sanitization in fresh produce transport / storage enclosures to extend their shelf life of the products.
- Adsorption of formaldehyde and formaldehyde.
- Adsorption of light alcohols and light VOC's.
The BION DRY family is specifically manufactured to avoid problems derived from humidity and condensation in very humid places such as air or sea cargo containers. This provides effective protection against humidity and condensation and avoids problems such as mold, rust, corrosion or damage to packaging and product labeling.
BION DRY bags offer a constant water absorption capacity, up to 90% in relation to their weight.
Their absorption capacity is: 70% (w/w) at [RH>90% and average temperature =30ºC]; up to a maximum of 100%.