What are the variable costs for inputs required for each treatment?
The only variable costs per treatment to consider is the electricity required to run the system. EcO2 Controlled Atmosphere Chambers and Containers are designed to be energy-efficient by making them as gas tight as possible.
What is the chemical used to kill the insects?
We simply reduce the oxygen level below 1.5% in an enclosed environment where the insect is.
The air we breathe consists of 78% nitrogen, 21% of oxygen and 1% of other gasses. Thanks to the EcO2 technology we filter out the oxygen present in the air flushing pure nitrogen in the treatment room. Therefore, we lower the oxygen levels down to 0.5%. No toxic chemicals are used.
Will EcO2 Controlled Atmosphere eliminate insect eggs?
Yes. EcO2 Controlled Atmosphere eliminates insects at all life stages including eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults.
How long do I keep my products in the EcO2 Controlled Atmosphere units?
Treatment times vary depending on the commodity, insect species, and product temperature. Since a commodity may be infested with more than one type of insect, the treatment parameters are set to eliminate the toughest insect within the product lot.
What size is suitable for my production?
EcO2 Controlled Atmosphere solutions are customizable to the customers production capacity and facility space. As products will be treated for a few days, it is recommended to consider having more than 1 unit to ensure the flow of goods are maintained. Please contact us for further information on the system and how it could benefit your business.
How do I measure the efficacy of each treatment?
Our systems include a monitoring equipment which can show you the entire treatment parameters. If you require monitoring services, our team can support by identifying any problems that may arise and notify you promptly. Please see Monitoring Solutions for more information.