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Deltathor

From: Dominique Rogers <do<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jerry Shiner <info [at] keepsafe__ca> writes

>Valerie Tomlinson <vtomlinson [at] aucklandmuseum__com> writes
>
>>Wouldn't heat treatment be simpler? I've forgotten if this idea was
>>mentioned earlier in the string and discarded.
>>...
>
>Valerie brings an interesting perspective, as heat treatment is a
>simple and underused insect control method. However, in this
>situation, I think the problem is not merely one of method, but of
>scale. How do you ramp up any treatment to be both safe and
>effective on something as big as a railway coach? What fascinates me
>are the dramatic changes needed in treatment method and scope as
>size parameters are modified. This is at the heart of microclimate
>environmental control of all sorts.

I am surprised by the question raised against heat treatment. Am I
being totally out of date with present research on its effects? I
thought that Thermo Lignum had sorted the problem with their process
in the 90s? See:

    Insect Control with the Thermo Lignum Treatment
    Conservation News, Number 59 March 1996
    by David Pinniger

    <URL:http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/preservation/training/pests/bibliog/thermo.htm>

If I remember well, Thermo Lignum treated whole buildings.

Dominique Rogers
L.d. Maubin
47200 Beaupuy
France


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