|Title: Method for Treating Materials for Pest Control and Storage|
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The invention provides an economical alternative to fixed vacuum chambers that are expensive for producers, shippers, and pest management industries. Because the invention does not have large fixed structures as compared with traditional vacuum chambers, the method is portable and can be used in a variety of situations.
Benefits of hypobaric storage to postharvest life and quality have been reported on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. This invention can be adopted for different commodities. Further, research and development efforts are required to bring the invention to commercial use. The cost of developing commercial products should be low.
Please refer to USPN 6,766,612 (Docket #0046.03), "Apparatus and Method to Treat Materials for Pest Control and Storage," which issued July 27, 2004. Foreign rights are available.
Yong Biao Liu