Anoxic disinfestation is being more and more widely used by museums as a safe and poison free method to control insect pests. Anoxic disinfestation presents no risks for the works of art as long as climatic parameters are kept constant during treatment. Unfortunately there is little reliable scientific data about the necessary treatment time (and no data at all for temperatures below 20°C). For a long time 22 days at 0,3% O2, >20°C and 55% RH were said to be sufficient. In recent times some users claim some insects having survived these conditions, whereas at 23°C all insects have been found dead. Some researchers consider temperature being more crucial than oxygen concentration.
Until further scientific evidence we now recommend 28 days at <0,3% oxygen and >23°C and <55%RH.
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