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Hermetic Storage Technology for Food Grains: New Beginning of Organic and Safe Storage for Farmers and Consumers: A Review

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP278    | Article Id: BKAP278 | Page : 299-303
Citation :- Hermetic Storage Technology for Food Grains: New Beginning of Organic and Safe Storage for Farmers and Consumers: A Review.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):299-303
Vinod T. Atkari, Krantidip R. Pawar, Sujit C. Patil ervinodatkari@gmail.com
Address : Don Bosco College of Agriculture, Sulcorna, Quepem, Goa, India.
Submitted Date : 17-05-2021
Accepted Date : 3-12-2021

Abstract

The moisture content of grains, oxygen and carbon dioxide concentration in storage environment affects the storage life of food grains. The moisture content affects on storability of food grains severely, hence the storage structures must be provided with sufficient protection from moisture exchange between grain and atmosphere. The insect and pests grows very fast in presence of oxygen and moisture in the storage environment. The humid climate provides favorable conditions to moulds and insects to grow in most of the food grains and oilseeds. The grains exposed to these favorable environment further not useful for human consumptions. Many harmful chemicals like aflatoxins are formed in oilseeds and cereals. The emerging hermatic storage is highly effective technology to prevent the spoilage of grains without use of any harmful fumigants and chemicals, hence it is popularly known as organic storage technology. In this technology the flow of oxygen and water from external environment is fully controlled by impermeable, triple layer hermatic plastic bags.

Keywords

Aflatoxins Food grains Hermatic bag Hermetic storage Organic storage technology

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