The applications of gas detection systems are sometimes present on very specific areas of production, far from typical industry. One of these is the very profitable commercial cultivation of mushrooms, an activity with high and fast rates of return, and relatively low initial investments. Successful and productive cultivation of mushrooms depends on the specific balance of two gases, oxygen and carbon dioxide. Champignons, like any mushroom, decompose organic matter and produce large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). It expels oxygen from the space, and additionally has a detrimental effect on the development of mycelium, especially in concentrations above 0.5% v / v. Therefore, for productive mushroom growing it is very important to regulate the concentration of CO2 below this level, otherwise the mycelium stops developing. An additional danger for employees is the accumulation of CO2 in the breeding area, which can cause suffocation.
Regulation can be performed via portable CO2 detectors (semi-automatic) in such a way that the device regularly checks the concentration during the period of mycelial growth and performs ventilation. Larger farms use a fully automated system with a fixed gas detector that activates the ventilation / oxygen supply system when the concentration exceeds 0.5% v / v.
Recommended products: XCL, XRL, ToxiRAE PRO, GasAlertMicro5, BW Solo.