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New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 20, 2019

The College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen (“LN2”) and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called […]

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From Farm to Market: Fruit Ripening

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : April 11, 2019

Fruit has a brief window where it is perfectly ripe. If farmers waited until every piece of fruit was ripe before harvesting, farming would be more labor-intensive as farmers rushed to pick ripe fruits. Prices might crash due to a short-term glut of fruit on the market. To ensure a steady supply and demand, keep […]

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Taste the Difference with Nitrogen Packed Coffee Grounds

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : February 13, 2018

When it comes to flavor, coffee purists prefer whole beans, which retain their flavors longer than ground coffee. Yet there’s no denying the convenience factor of ground coffee, which is why it’s so popular in offices. Ground coffee has a short shelf life — hence the push to use airtight containers, which keep the flavors […]

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The Benefits of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide for Food Processing

  • By : PureAire Monitoring Systems
  • Posted on : November 22, 2018

A blend of gases — carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen — help preserve packaged food by reducing the amount of oxygen inside the sealed package. Gas flushing or Modified Atmosphere Packaging, as the process is called, also reduces the amount of processing that food must undergo. This preserves the quality and nutrient content of meats, […]

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