Canadian Company partners with USDA (APHIS) and Penn State University for key American wood science study
Midland, Ontario -- RF Kiln Tech Limited is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Penn State University on the further study of heat treatment for invasive species using Radio Frequency (RF) technology.
The studies taking place at Penn State University’s wood science department will be used to finalize commercial parameters for effective heat treatment of invasive species such as the Emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned pine beetle.
"Our preliminary results were excellent” said Mark Hamelin, founder and president of RF Kiln Tech. “Now it’s just a matter of fine tuning the process”
. According to Hamelin, RF Kiln Tech's use of radio frequency - or RF - puts it on the leading edge of international wood-drying technology.
"The RF heating process is direct, fast and efficient explained Hamelin. "This leads to a significant reduction in sterilization time and costs usually associated with conventional heat treating kilns.”
For more information about the ongoing research at Penn State University please follow the link at: http://abe.psu.edu/research/bio-based-products/wood-packaging/our-team