Archive for February, 2012

Hot Steam Against Parsites in Bark Substrate

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Mediterranean countries are the suppliers of bark substrates which is much sought-after. This nutritious plant material which is the preferred choice for cultivation of beet, balcony and indoor plants often already gets infested with parasites at the tree and hence becomes useless.

Steam boiler S 2000 made by MSD GmbH with an output of 2000kg steam/h

Steam boiler S 2000 made by MSD GmbH with an output of 2000kg steam/h

Recently a well known supplier started to use the power of steam, in order to fully free bark from pest, with considerable suscess.

Operating steaming container on a tipping trailer with a volume of 25m³, connected to a vacuum system.

Operating steaming container on a tipping trailer with a volume of 25m³, connected to a vacuum system.

In special steaming containers 25m³ of bark granulate is steamed via a vacuum system for about half an hour und hence gets completely sterilized. For steam generation a steamboiler is used with an output of 2.000 kg steam /h. The steaming container gets filled and unloaded with a tipper within just a couple of minutes.

Steamed bark substrate

Steamed bark substrate

In the future the system shall be continuously filled with a special conveyor band, in order to work quicker and more efficiently.

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