Agriculture and Tobacco
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 is 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.
The air inside one of these facilities can contain:
- Mold, spores, pollen
- Milling dust
- Bacteria and byproducts
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) used in processing agricultural raw materials
Prevention of Cross-Contamination
Filtration is vital in preventing cross-contamination, ensuring consistent and superior quality products, and protecting people and processing equipment. Cross-contamination can lead to production downtime 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.
Gas Phase Filtration Solution
AAF’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.
Optimise Your Environment
Air filtration, as it pertains to the growing and refining of grain and crops, is very important for both particulate and gaseous contaminant remediation. With regard to grains and other agricultural products, particulate filtration is of substantial importance. Air filtration systems in facilities that deal with these products must handle relatively large volumes of air with various sizes of particulates that need to be removed. A thorough air filter audit of your HVAC Systems is the first step that AAF takes in order to provide you with professional guidance and analysis for cost savings and risk reduction. By conducting this audit, we will be able to understand your current state and then utilize TCO Diagnostic,® an advanced analytical software tool, to identify how you can improve air quality, energy savings, and operational flexibility while reducing total cost of ownership.