The ZerO2 insect pest control solution is a revolutionary atmospheric control method, making it possible to eliminate insect pests from organic materials cost effectively and efficiently. The ZerO2 is the first product of its kind that can eradicate damaging insect pests from organic materials 100% effectively without the need for expensive chemical treatments.
The treatment process is simple and effective and can be used by in-house staff at a convenient time with minimal disruption. The oxygen scavenger Is based on oxidation of metal (iron) and has earned a reputation as a consistently made product. Simply place the applicable item(s) into the relevant container – flexicube, flexiart bag or flexitube.
Insert an oxygen sensor and scavengers then seal the bag. The oxygen sensor LED will turn green when oxygen levels have fallen and treatment is in process. Treatment usually takes 30 days to complete.
Not only is the ZerO2 system chemical-free, it's also hugely cost effective in comparison with all other insect pest control treatments. To compliment this process, the Hanwell oxygen sensor can be supplied with radio transmission, temperature and humidity options for storing items following treatment. Items stored in the containers with this environmental monitoring enables users to protect items from further infestations and other damaging parameters, such as light and ultraviolet light.
Safe, long-term storage protection
Artefacts stored in bags are protected from long-term infestation, light and UV
Does not contain residual pesticides, such as malathion and permethrin
Does not contain harmful gases, such as methyl bromide and phosphine
Cost effective and reliable
Stress-free, easy-to-follow method
Artefacts never leave protection of your own building
A fraction of the cost of other methods
A new weapon to help museums and galleries wipe out the damage caused by insect invasions is being launched by Hanwell Instruments Ltd.
According to research, one of the most costly problems faced by museum and art gallery managers is protecting valuable artefacts from insect pests.
Hanwell’s ZerO2 device offers a cost-effective and chemical-free solution to reduce permanent damage to museum property.
Anobium Punctatum (‘woodworm’), Carpet Beetle Larvae, Silverfish and the Clothes Moth have all been responsible for damage to furniture, textiles and artefacts during the last 100 years within museums.
These pests have previously been difficult to control, with museums and galleries forced to spend large sums to bring in pest control companies. This is not only an expensive option, but the remedial treatments can leave residues or harmful gases on the artefact.
The ZerO2 Alert Device created by Hanwell , successfully eradicates such pests without using damaging chemicals and can be used in-house, allowing for a more cost effective solution. Artefacts are placed within a suitable purpose built container (Flexicubes, Flexiart or Flexitube, depending on size) which hold oxygen scavenger sachets to reduce the level of oxygen inside the container, killing all insect pests.
The ZerO2 device is placed in an internal window inside the container and indicates when the oxygen level is below 0.1% with a green LED indicator, or when the oxygen is above 0.5% with a red indicator.
Once treatment is complete, the artefact can be stored in the bag, protecting it from further environmental factors including light and UV damage.
Hanwell has also designed a radio logger version of ZerO2 Alert, which enables users to receive transmitted data directly to a PC, with an additional feature to measure temperature and humidity for storage purposes.