TODAY’S PATENT – SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING SPOILAGE OF STORED CROPS
The Systems and methods for inhibiting spoilage of stored crops was invented by Joel Micka on 18th September 2018, bearing patent number US10076129B1.
This present invention includes systems and methods for treating large quantities of potatoes, other tubers, vegetables, produce, and/or other crops are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a crop storage facility configured in accordance with the present technology includes a treatment system configured to distribute a treatment agent configured to inhibit spoilage of the crops. The treatment system can include a combination of two or more chemical compositions configured to release different concentrations of the treatment agent to produce a desired level of the treatment agent in the storage facility.
A crop storage facility comprising: a crop storage area; an inlet configured to receive air from outside the crop storage facility; an air cooler positioned between the inlet and the crop storage area; an air mover configured to move at least a first portion of air from the inlet toward the air cooler; and a container holding a crop treatment composition, wherein the container receives a second portion of air from the inlet that bypasses the air cooler and flows through the crop treatment composition to produce a crop treatment agent before flowing through the crop storage area, and wherein the crop treatment agent mixes with the first portion of air flowing from the air cooler and flows toward the crop storage area.