The GENET device is a portable ethylene generator for initiation and enhancing the ripening processes in the tissues of stored fruits, particularly bananas, tomatoes and citrus. The ethylene gas at relevant concentration causes simultaneous start of the fruit ripening within the whole volume of the ripening space. The result is an uniform ripening of all the fruits and therefore no grading of ripe and unripe pieces is needed, which is usual with a spontaneous uncontrolled ripening. Ethylene is highly explosive gas at concentration above 2.7% (or 27,000 ppm). The main advantage of the ethylene generator GENET over high-pressure cylinders is a low rate of the gas introduction. With GENET there is no risk of an explosion at all: ethylene is produced over time and creates the recommended concentration (~500 ppm), which is far from dangerous one.
The other advantage of GENET is simplicity in maintenance:
just pour the GENETOL liquid in the tank and plug the generator in for recommended time.
The GENET works on the basis of a catalytic dehydration of the developing liquid at 400°C temperature. When the generator is plugged in, the reactor warms up to the necessary temperature. After approximately 15 minutes the reactor warms up and the pump is automatically starts dosing of the developing liquid into the reactor at the optimal speed. The ethylene developed in the reactor is let out from the reactor through upper opening directly into the ripening box.
Our affordable ripening systems typically have running costs that are 80% less than those which use bottled ethylene gas mixtures, and require no specialist skill to operate. In the competitive Indian fruits market, growers, traders and retailers can therefore ripen green fruit at the lowest cost and with the lowest labour overheads.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to repair the generator! Repairs should only be made by authorized, trained personnel.
Please remember that GENET Ethylene generator is an expensive, complex piece of equipment. To alter it or change the composition of GENET is very risky, breaks the manufacturer’s warranty and will require more extensive repairs.
Be wary of copycats who are selling adulterated concentrates for ripening stating it will work with all ethylene generators. These are wrong and misleading statements, which are NOT endorsed by the manufacturers.