Eager to speak to end users of their detector, QCAP researchers presented their work at a stand at Fruit Logistica – the leading trade fair for the global fresh produce market.
Held at the beginning of February in Messe Berlin, Fruit Logistica welcomed more than 3,000 exhibitors and almost 80,000 visitors. The event covers the full spectrum of fresh fruit and vegetables. Over the years, Fruit Logistica has grown into a meeting platform for producers from all over the world who want to network, are looking for knowledge or want to invest in new technology.
Unfortunately, this year’s Fruit Logistica was overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak: the trade fair received significantly fewer Chinese visitors, and its Chinese exhibitors played less of a prominent role than they usually do. Nevertheless, we managed to meet various stakeholders from the EU and US to discuss the development and application of the QCAP system. They told us that they recognise the importance of gas measurement and how it can definitely play a role in reducing storage losses.
Reflecting on the exhibition, we can safely say that there is an increased need for a complete and accurate gas measurement in CA storage cells, especially when it comes to measuring ethylene and ethanol. As more and more products are being stored under DCA conditions, being able to measure these gases is becoming an increasingly important aspect.