Cost Comparison of Methyl Bromide and Sulfuryl Fluoride (ProFume®) for Fumigating Food Processing Facilities, Warehouses, and Cocoa Beans

  • B. D. Adam Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, USA, Email: Brian.Adam@okstate.edu
  • E. L. Bonjour Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • J. T. Criswell Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, USA

Abstract

Costs of fumigating a food processing/warehouse facility using methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride (ProFume®) were compared using an economic-engineering approach. The two fumigants were also compared for fumigating cocoa beans. Sulfuryl fluoride is economically feasible for cocoa beans. It is economically feasible for some, but not all, applications in food processing facilities and warehouses.


Keywords: Economics, Cost, Benefit, Fumigation methyl bromide, Sulfuryl fluoride, ProFume®

Veröffentlicht
2010-09-02
Rubrik
Section: Fumigation, Modified Atmospheres and Hermetic Storage