Definitions for "Controlled atmosphere"
A term used in reference to a refrigerated container to indicate it is a type that permits the temperature within the container to be controlled. The reason that this is important is so a gas such as nitrogen can be maintained in a stable condition within the container. Nitrogen reduces the spoilage rate of fruits and vegetables.
Sophisticated, computercontrolled systems that manage the mixtures of gases within a container throughout an intermodal journey reducing decay.
Any gas or mixture of gases that prevents or retards oxidation and decarburization.
Regulation of O2 and CO2 levels as well as temperature to improve storage of fruit and vegetables