Hot steam finds its way into Kenya

Even where labor and land is cheap, hot steam is needed to sterilize arable land. In September 2010 a big Dutch flower grower started to use its steam generator in its Kenyan green houses.

Area steaming in Kenia – Flower growing

Area steaming in Kenia – Flower growing

Steam is mainly used to sterilize volcanic substrate so the material can be reused several times. The substrate gets steamed in steam boxes which are equipped with a vacuum steaming system. Vacuum steaming systems are highly energy efficient. The steam generator was manufactured by MSD GmbH, Durbach.

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