CO2 biological treatment system
The CO2 biological treatment system is a valid alternative in line with today's biological needs to protect food safety while respecting the environment, agricultural products (particularly cereals), grains, etc. The CO2 biological treatment system is used in the presence of particularly alarming infestations or masses exceeding a certain size.
Carbon dioxide, in the right combination with the surrounding air, is able to eliminate not only the already formed parasites but also the eggs hidden in the lowest and most hidden spaces of the cereal mass. Radit Disinfestazioni, thanks to the high professionalism achieved by its technical operators over the many years of experience of the company, all equipped with a license for the use of toxic gases and trained through specific courses on biological treatments with carbon dioxide (CO2) and gas toxic substances, is able – in addition to installing a new plant for Bio treatment – also to manage, control and operate perfectly the CO2 plants already installed continuously at milling companies, food industries, manufacturing companies in the food sector certified with the organic supply chain. Treatments with carbon dioxide (CO2) are specific for treatments for the conservation of organic grain and are permitted by European legislation with EEC regulation 2092/91.
The advantages of this procedure are evident starting from the non-use of insecticides, pesticides and toxic gases. It follows that the treatment with CO2 takes place in total respect of the environment, goods and man and without any risk of chemical overdose.
Furthermore, unlike the other procedures, the CO2 treatment does not require any special authorization for the purchase and use of the non-toxic gas. Another considerable element is that the goods are immediately available for marketing and processing as they do not require any decontamination period. Finally, carbon dioxide reduces the content of bacterial loads, molds and fungi present on cereals with zeroing the risks of production of "vegetable toxins" (mycotoxins and aflatoxins).
Biological treatment is a type of disinfestation used in environments such as pasta factories, mills and cereal warehouses. The area is completely filled with gas, but first the rooms are hermetically sealed. In this way all the parasites and germs present inside die.
This type of treatment is also used in buildings or land. However, they are particularly common in warehouses and food industries, while other methodologies are usually preferred for buildings. Gases are also used to treat goods that have to be transported from abroad to prevent exotic organisms from being transferred to another country. These are often mandatory treatments, as in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Sri Lanka, etc.
This treatment can be thermal or chemical and is used for the packaging wood, precisely because this material can host parasites and molds. When the material arrives from customs, it is checked that there is a stamp on the packaging and that it has the biological treatment certificate.