Prevention of Cross-Contamination
Filtration is vital in preventing cross-contamination, ensuring consistent and superior quality products and protecting people and process equipment. Cross-contamination can lead to production down time and product loss, both of which impact the yield and profitability of farmers. Having a well-sealed environment is the first step to preventing cross-contamination, and having superior filtration is key to maintaining the integrity of the process.
Protect Your Product and Customers
The air inside one of these facilities can contain:
- Mold, spores, pollen
- Milling dust
- Bacteria and byproducts
- Volatile Organic Compounds used in processing agricultural raw materials
A unique niche in the agricultural production arena is tobacco harvesting, storage, drying and packaging. The types of fumigation, the storage times and limits, and the throughput are very specific for tobacco crops. Methyl bromide is commonly used to fumigate the tobacco product as it is being dried and stored. Since this is a highly toxic fumigant, gaseous contaminant remediation is necessary.
AAF International’s gas phase filtration media is ideally suited for remediation of methyl bromide and the other specialized fumigants used in the tobacco industry. Additionally, high efficiency filtration, coupled with antimicrobial treatment, is needed when moving and storing tobacco products.