Fresh Preservation Technology

Bluezone fresh technology: UV enhanced oxidation utilized to eliminate ethylene, mold, bacteria, and odors.

Oxidation Catalysts

Destroys VOCS, unpleasant odors, and strips ozone before air is exhausted back to the space.

UV Enhanced Oxidation

Ozone generating UV bulbs use a combination of high levels of ozone and UV to oxidize and irradiate airborne contaminants.

Fresh Preservation Technology

Bluezone Fresh Air

Purified air is returned to the space with significantly less ethylene, mold and bacteria.

Precise Flow Rate

Bluezone uses a precise flow rate to achieve maximum elimination per pass through the reaction chamber.

Bluezone is a revolutionary technology that kills or converts airborne contaminants with ultraviolet-enhanced oxidation.

U.S. Military tested and fielded, Bluezone’s ultraviolet-enhanced oxidation technology is a breakthrough approach to air purification; instead of capturing and concentrating airborne contaminants in a particle filter or activated carbon, Bluezone kills or converts chemical and biological impurities. In other words, dangerous microbes such as powdery mildew and botrytis are killed, and chemicals are broken down so that the air circulated through the Bluezone comes out clean and fresh.

Bluezone works by drawing air into a self-contained reaction chamber and killing contaminants with ultraviolet-enhanced oxidation. To achieve maximum kill-rate, Bluezone attacks different airborne contaminants differently. Some airborne contaminants such as ethylene are converted to H2O and CO2 via an oxidation process. Other airborne contaminants such as fungus-like powdery mildew or botrytis are killed instantly with Bluezone’s self-contained ultraviolet light. Oxidation and ultraviolet irradiation happen completely inside the reaction chamber, which is engineered to address the specific microbial and chemical contaminants in growhouses and produce storage. Bluezone is CARB certified for ozone emissions: ozone is kept inside the Bluezone reaction chamber.

Bluezone is a proven technology that has been tested by third parties.

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Intertek Microbial Test Report demonstrating a 99.9% reduction of fungi and bacteria (Click here to view full test report)

Cost savings using Bluezone in a 20’ reefer shipment:

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Primaira test report demonstrating a $1,602 savings using Bluezone (Click here to view full test report)

Competitive Analysis: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Bluezone technology outperforms ozone generators, PCO, ethylene absorbers and ethylene blocking gas.

Competitive Technology

Ozone Generators (aka Hydroxyl Radicals, Super Oxide Ions, Bipolar Ionization)

High-level Drawbacks

Because of safety precautions, cannot be dispensed at high-enough concentrations to be very effective.

Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO)

Contaminants are only broken down where UV interacts with the surface of the catalyst, causing inefficient purification reactions and low treatment volume.

Ethylene Absorbers (Potassium permanganate)

Purification only occurs at the surface of the material, resulting in limited capacity and short life cycle.

Ethylene Blocking Gas (1-MCP)

Does not prevent against bacteria, mold, or VOCs; ruins flavor of certain produce varietals; while gas is present, storage space is uninhabitable.

Competitive Analysis: Indoor Farming

Bluezone technology outperforms ozone generators, PCO, particle filters, UV lamps and carbon filters. 

Competitive Technology

Ozone Generators (aka Hydroxyl Radicals, Super Oxide Ions, Bipolar Ionization)

High-level Drawbacks

Because of safety precautions, cannot be dispensed at high enough concentrations to be very effective; can damage the surface of crops (i.e. breaking down cannabis terpenes on the flower).

Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO)

Contaminants are only broken down where UV interacts with the surface of the catalyst, causing inefficient purification reactions and low treatment volume.

Particle Filters

Cannot break down contaminants, short life cycle, can re-infect during filter change, high replacement costs. 

UV lamps in ducts

Purification only happens when HVAC system is on; flow is not calibrated for maximum kill rate so purification reactions are inefficient.

Carbon Filters

Cannot break down contaminants, short life cycle, can re-infect during filter change, high replacement costs.