POTATO
IRRADIATION

PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENT OF POTATOES FOR SAVING MAXIMUM CROPS
TECHNOLOGY OF IRRADIATION POTATO WITH ACCELERATED ELECTRONS
The electron accelerator generates and accelerates charged particles (electrons) with high energy, which, penetrating the potato to a depth of up to 5 mm, affects the meristematic tissues of the potato eyes. A high degree of ionization disrupts the possibility of cell division in the eyes, thereby preventing their germination. The energy of accelerated electrons does not affect the composition of potato microelements, as a result of which the organoleptic properties do not change.
Phytosanitary treatment of potato, onion, garlic and other vegetables with radiation to destroy insect pests, nematodes, pathogens, prolong storage period

Effects of potato treatment with accelerated electrons (Ebeam)

  1. Potato growth and germination in storage is completely suppressed.
  2. Storage temperature up to +20 °C with a period of up to 6-8 months.
  3. Significant reduction in energy costs for cooling in warehouses.
  4. During storage for up to 8 months, weight loss averages up to 15%, depending on the potato variety.
  5. All pathogens, insects and their larvae such as nematode are destroyed.
  6. The organoleptic composition of microelements in potatoes is preserved.
  7. The output of starch increases.
  8. Reducing the use of chemicals for processing potatoes.
  9. Garuanteed passage of phytosanitary control in export countries.
  10. No residual radiation in potatoes after treatment as potatoes are treated with accelerated electrons with energies up to 1 MeV.
  11. Environmentally friendly processing method (only electricity is used).
PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING POTATOES WITH RADIATION USING A MOBILE COMPLEX
  1. A mobile complex with an electron accelerator arrives and is installed on a site prepared for the complex in a potato storage warehouse. A radiation protection bunker made of concrete should be prepared at the site. Internal size 13*3*3 m, wall thickness – 1 m.
  2. The complex is connected to a local power supply network or connected to an autonomous power source.
  3. Potato storage conveyor systems are connected to the internal conveyor of the sterilization module.
  4. Potatoes are transported from the warehouse through a conveyor system in one layer into the sterilization module, pass under the beam of accelerated electrons and receive the required dose of ionizing radiation. After passing inside the complex, the potatoes are delivered to the premises for storage by external conveyor systems.
  5. The output of the module depends on the condition of the potatoes and the shelf life after harvest and can be up to 100 kg/s. Electricity costs from 100 kW / h.
MOBILE RADIATION COMPLEX FOR POTATO TREATMENT
BASIC COMPLETE SET OF THE MOBILE MODULE
Electron accelerator
Internal built-in conveyor system
Cooling system
Ozone extraction system
Control system + radiation safety system

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
It can be included in the equipment at the request of the customer.
• diesel generator power plant
• local radiation protection
Module weight: 7.5 tons without local radiation shield
Contact us
info@beamcomplex.com