Fumigant Scrubbing

Fumigant Scrubbing

The F.A.S.T. (Fumigation Abatement & Scrubbing Treatment) System scrubber can capture and destroy fumigant gases such as methyl bromide, sulfuryl fluoride, methyl iodide and any other alkyl halides, which might otherwise be released to the atmosphere after fumigations. Removing harmful greenhouse gases and stratospheric ozone depleting gases is important now and will be more so in the future.

The F.A.S.T. system contains a depository holding scrubbing material that causes a substantially complete chemical breakdown of the fumigant introduced. The solution is non-carbon based and is mostly aqueous containing chemical degradation properties. Any alkyl halide such as methyl bromide or sulfuryl fluoride agitated through the depository can be broken down through the scrubbing solution by a SN2 chemical reaction. By-products of the reaction are retained in the scrubber depository leaving only ambient air to be released into the atmosphere.

Unlike most abatement systems, this new technique has the ability to destroy harmful fumigants on site, whereas others only capture the fumigant for a short time, eventually allowing it to escape into

Fumigant Scrubbing

the atmosphere. The new durable and easily operated design allows an accelerated and convenient process for removing harmful and potential safety hazards from fumigants. The F.A.S.T. system can be used with pallets, ISPM-15 shipping containers, export quarantine logs, fumigation chambers, trailers, flour mills, and grain bins.

Contact Insects Limited at insecthelp@insectslimited.com or 1-800-992-1991 for more information about the F.A.S.T. System.

In these videos we see Methyl bromide and Sulfuryl Fluoride being pumped into the solution. We can see that the fumigant completely breaks down as the fumigant bubble disappears. Gas reading of the ambient air above show 0.0 ppm.