The disinfection of seeds for agriculture and horticulture is important to grow good plants, either at the plantbreeder’s greenhouse or on the field.
Because of the unique hotwatertreatment, the skin of the seeds will be treated and it will not have any negative effects on the germination of the seeds. Compared with the current (chemical) disinfection method, the hotwatertreatment brings a number of benefits. This includes quality gains, energy saving, less emission of harmfull substances, reduction of waste gases and a faster process.
Besides that, the possibly excess treated seed doesn’t need to be drained as chemical waste.
The BioRinse method is especially focused on the efficient running of long known hot-water treatment. The implementation of the BioRinse-installation ensures that each seed undergoes an identical hot water protocol.
Both systems work of dry seed to dry seed; this also gives many logistic and quality benefits.
Priming effect: in tests with the BioFlash are also germ-accelerating effects. This makes sense because the superheated steam has a controllable abrasive effect on the seed skin; the dried back seed will faster absorb water at germination. Waterabsorption is the most important start of germination.
For this way of treatment Hoopman has developed 2 new machines: the BioFlash and the BioRinse.