Nestle Espana S.A.
Timothy Taylor Brewery
United States Department of Agriculture
Proper humidification ensures that not only does food remain fresher for longer, but also that it is visually appealing. In short, it moves product off shelves and into the homes of customers faster.
Supermarkets are where consumers have direct access to products and can inspect them for quality in person to determine whether or not a product is worth purchasing. Proper humidification ensures that not only does food remain fresher for longer, but also that it is visually appealing. In short, it moves product off shelves and into the homes of customers faster. The supermarkets image is seen as one that delivers high quality produce.
Enhancing ventilation, maintaining humidification, and ensuring proper cooling can aid in seedling development and healthy plant growth. The most common issue regarding greenhouses and vertical farms is the combination of low humidity and high temperatures. Keeping humidity levels above 30% RH and consistent will ensure plant growth is not compromised and will aid in consistent healthy crop growth.
Water Weight Control
Produce relies on the ability to retain moisture, and a properly humidified environment is highly beneficial in that regard. When a space containing produce is introduced to consistent relative humidity (RH) levels, it allows for consistent moisture absorption. This helps fruit, vegetables and other foods to retain a suitable amount of water weight, which keeps it fresh and in good condition.
Flour, sugar and even meats benefit from regulated humidification in this regard, leading to better quality food that isn’t as susceptible to drying out and losing its weight and value. When produce is met with consistent humidification, it is capable of remaining fresher for longer than in environments without balanced RH levels. Therefore, businesses can save by reducing their food spoilage and product wastage.
The loss of quality reduces the selling price of crops and increases production costs, both of which reduce profits.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Humidification systems such as those by Condair are designed to be thoroughly efficient not just in terms of operation, but also regarding energy efficiency. Produce applications utilizing such technology in safeguarding their products will save on energy while reducing product wastage and maintaining consistent RH. With evaporative cooling and its misting action, energy rebates resulting from less of a reliance on chillers means you’ll also save on your energy bill.
Some of these humidification systems provide temperature cooling as well and are available in a wide array of load capacities to suit any size of produce environment.