Ethylene Sensor (PDS-EC-TX-RG1000/100)
Available for purchase as a standalone sensor, or as part of our complete package with our FreshView® EC12 Environmental Controller.
Using our latest Ethylene detection technology, our Ethylene sensor is suitable for monitoring of your environment for quality control, ripening and de-greening applications.
Measuring Range 0 to 10ppm, 0 to 100ppm, 0 to 1000ppm (ethylene) Sensor Technology PID Sensitivity ± 1 ppm if <= 100ppm or if > 100 ppm 10% of value Power 8 to 35 VDC Temperature -20°C to +50°C Humidity 0% - 95% (Non-condensing)
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The Effects of Ethylene during the Ripening of Climacteric Fruits
Ethylene production is closely associated with fruit ripening in climacteric fruits, and is the plant hormone that regulates and coordinates the ripening process; colour development, aroma production and texture. Typically, climacteric fruit will generate barely detectable amounts of ethylene until ripening when there is a burst of production.
Ethylene as a ripening trigger is used commercially with many fruits including bananas, avocados and early-season kiwifruit to ensure that fruit are ripe when required. If the fruit is to be stored for a long time, then ambient ethylene must be removed from the room (usually by scrubbing this gas from the cool room).
The following tables shows some appropriate ethylene gas levels, ethylene exposure times and temperatures for ripening certain commodities. Relative humidity should always be high, generally in the range of 80-100% for all commodities.
Appropriate ethylene and temperature levels for ripening and storage Commodity Ethylene Gas (ppm) Exposure Time (hr.) Ripening Temp. (°C) Storage Temp. (°C) Avocado 10 - 100 12 - 48 15 - 18 4.4 - 13 Banana 100 - 150 24 15 - 18 13 - 14 Honeydew Melon 100 - 150 18 - 24 20 - 25 7 - 10 Kiwifruit 10 - 100 12 - 24 0 - 20 0.5 - 0 Mango 100 - 150 12 - 24 20 - 22 13 - 14 Orange Degreening 1 - 10 24 - 72 20 - 22 5 - 9 Stone fruit 10 - 100 12 - 72 13 - 25 -0.5 - 0
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