Volume 12 Part 1 Article 57: Practical Application of Modern Air Filtration in Cultivated Mushroom Growing

Volume 12 Part 1 Article 57
Year 1989
Title: Practical Application of Modern Air Filtration in Cultivated Mushroom Growing
Author: J.H. Wenzek

Abstract:

Adequate air filtration is of vital interest to cultivated mushroom growing. Disease germs, like viruses and noxious mildew, can be spread in the ventilation air by means of spores and it is therefore absolutely essential to filter the air continuously.

When selecting an air filter a number of features are to be observed:

  • The air handling system (centrally controlled or per individual growing room)
  • Available space for the filters
  • Moisture repellency
  • Exchangeability
  • Filter resistance
  • Filter efficiency
  • Air volume

Of course, industrial economic factors also affect the selection, whereby the right prefilter (coarse filter) in combination with the right main filter (spore filter) will guarantee optimum filter performance.

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