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Indoor Air Quality and Chemical Filtration of Pollutant Gases

We live in a world where pollution constantly surrounds us. There are a multitude of polluting gases both outdoors and indoors that affect us in an invisible way. Pollution from outside can cause serious respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, cough, lung cancer, asthma, etc. and cardiovascular diseases among others. What is not so commonly known is that inside homes and buildings can also have an environment 5 to 10 times more polluted than outside, according to the WHO. Currently, people living in urban environments in industrialized countries spend up to 90% of their time indoors. These data reveal that it is necessary to have good air quality in closed environments and thus avoid the discomforts generated and stimulated by poor air quality. Some of the most common consequences are headaches, dizziness, nausea, persistent colds, irritation of the respiratory tract, etc. On the other hand, living in buildings with adequate indoor environmental quality can bring great benefits: - Increasing environmental comfort - Increased productivity - Decrease short-term sick leave - Reducing viruses and bacteria in the environment - Reducing the risk of respiratory disease contagion - Decrease the risk of allergic sensitization. Fortunately, technology makes it possible to actively treat bacteria, pollution and many of the pollutant gases present. BION as an expert in gas filtration focuses its knowledge and commercial offer on the elimination or treatment of the most common gases present in environmental pollution.   Target Gas Indoors Formaldehyde α-pinene VOCs (medium and high molecular weight) Tetrachoroenthylene Acetone Outdoors SOx NOx Ozone VOCs (medium and high molecular weight Our solutions can be applied as a complement in particulate filtration technologies, from an individual level in non-professional refrigeration systems to large installations in residential buildings, commercial centers and civil buildings.


FUNGI STOP keeps Blueberries Free of Botrytis

The blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is a fruit highly appreciated for its intense flavor and color in the gastronomy of many countries. It is a climacteric fruit that surprisingly behaves like a non-climacteric fruit. This is because, once harvested, its respiration rate drops considerably. Blueberries are usually transported and marketed in micro-perforated clamshell boxes to avoid bruising and crush damage. One of the most common diseases affecting blueberries is the botrytis fungus, which directly affects the softening of the skin, causing extensive damage to the fruit. The botrytis fungus (botrytis cinerea) or gray mold is present in the harvest field although it becomes evident in the post-harvest stage. Benefits of using FUNGI STOP on blueberries INCREASES THE SHELF LIFE OF BLUEBERRIES. REDUCES THE PRESENCE OF FUNGI: Fungi Stop works as a biological filter reducing the population of Botrytis spores suspended in the environment. STOPS BLUEBERRY SENESCENCE: Due to the ethylene adsorption capabilities of BION's Fungi Stop media, senescence is not induced and blueberry skin weakening is stopped. GREATER FIRMNESS: Fungi Stop keeps the fruit firmer and more resistant by preventing botrytis fungus from penetrating the blueberry skin. CHEMICAL ADDITIVE FREE TECHNOLOGY: It is a chemical additive free technology that avoids the use of synthetic agrochemicals, making it safe and suitable for organic products. For more information about FUNGI STOP and our post-harvest sachets visit:


Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits

Most fruits ripen due to the action of ethylene. Ethylene is the hormone known as "the ripening hormone". It is produced naturally in fruits causing the color, firmness, flavor and characteristic aromas of each fruit to change. However, once the fruit or vegetable has been collected, ethylene does not act in the same way in all cases. Depending on how ethylene intervenes on fruits, they are classified into two typologies: Climacteric fruits have the capacity to continue ripening once separated from the plant. They are also characterized by a rapid increase in the rate of respiration and ethylene release. The most common examples of climacteric fruit are: apples, pears, tomato, custard apple, avocado, banana, mango, papaya, kiwi,.... Non-climacteric fruits, on the other hand, undergo a gradual and continuous ripening process. Once collected, they do not ripen by themselves, so it is important to collect them at the right moment of ripening. Ethylene, in this case, acts in a way that accelerates fruit degradation and senescence. Some non-climacteric fruits are: cherries, citrus fruits, red fruits, cucumber, pineapple, litchi, ... In BION we have been working for 25 years hand in hand with producers and exporters of these fruits and thanks to the accumulated experience we have designed two formulas that allow us to stop in a natural way the effects of ethylene on the fruit. ETHYL STOPPER has been designed and formulated to control ethylene and VOC's (volatile organic compounds) in climacteric fruits. FUNGI STOP is specially designed and formulated to keep climacteric fruits free of fungi and bacteria. All our post-harvest formulations are safe and suitable for organic crop products. They provide permanent protection to the crop from the moment of cultivation to the final destination, maintaining the #air chain and protecting the agents involved from production losses. They can be found in different formats, adapting to the needs of our customers. Sachet Filter ETH Equipment At BION we are experts in maintaining the air chain.