The best time for fresh fruits and vegetables is during the summer! With farmers markets, gardens and warm summer air I think it’s safe to say summer is in full swing.
Farmers need the assistance of fertilizer and sometimes sprinkler systems to help grow the produce we all love during the summer months. Without the help of fertilizer, plant life would be slowed and reduced.
So where does compressed air fit into this? Believe it or not compressed air aids in the production of fertilizer! The many components of fertilizer include, ammonia, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, and potassium chloride. The filtration and mixing process is done using air tanks, filters, and compressed air piping. Air compressors are also used in the transportation and bagging of the product.
Compressed are systems are used behind the scenes in the production of so many goods and services we use daily. So, the next time you take a trip to the grocery store of farmers market, remember the time and hard work that goes into creating such fresh food!