We have been using gamma radiation for about 9 years, X-ray radiation since 2009, applying these methods mainly on files concerning legal security and on a few works of cultural and artistic heritage.
We only use irradiation in accordance with and approval from our customers.
Which criteria point to a treatment using irradiation?
• characteristics of the material
• results of the microbiological analysis
• extent of infestation and species of the mould growth
• future storage
• intended use of the material
With the help of X-rays the mould growth is destroyed but the remaining mycelium (netting) must be removed mechanically after the treatment because it could still have an allergenic and toxic effect.