Killing insect pests inside wood by vacuum dehydration

dc.contributor.assigneeVirginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.en
dc.contributor.inventorChen, Zhangjingen
dc.contributor.inventorWhite, Marshall S.en
dc.contributor.inventorRobinson, William H.en
dc.date.accessed2016-08-19en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T17:54:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-08-24T17:54:57Zen
dc.date.filed2005-07-11en
dc.date.issued2010-06-22en
dc.description.abstractInsect pests can be transported around the world in wooden shipping containers. To prevent the spread of wood-borne insect pests, it is necessary to kill insects within the wood. The wood is placed in a vacuum container having a flexible wall. The flexible wall presses against the wood and enables the wood to be heated by conduction. The wood and flexible wall can to be heated by contact with ambient or heated air, for example. Desiccant or dry air can be used to increase the rate of dehydration. Insects in the wood are typically killed after losing 25-50% of their body weight by dehydration. This technique will kill beetle larvae, nematodes and other invasive and destructive insects that live inside solid wood, and is particularly applicable for rendering wood acceptable for use in pallets and other containers shipped internationally.en
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dc.identifier.applicationnumber11574551en
dc.identifier.patentnumber7739829en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72634en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://pimg-fpiw.uspto.gov/fdd/29/398/077/0.pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUnited States Patent and Trademark Officeen
dc.subject.cpcA01N25/00en
dc.subject.cpcA01M1/2094en
dc.subject.cpcA01M13/003en
dc.subject.cpcF26B5/04en
dc.subject.cpcF26B9/006en
dc.subject.cpcF26B2210/16en
dc.subject.uspc34/92en
dc.subject.uspcother34/299en
dc.subject.uspcother422/33en
dc.subject.uspcother43/132.1en
dc.subject.uspcother43/124en
dc.titleKilling insect pests inside wood by vacuum dehydrationen
dc.typePatenten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.patenttypeutilityen
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