Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests

Paperback / softback
This book describes successful insect eradication procedures developed at the Getty Conservation Institute and elsewhere, whereby objects are held in an atmosphere of either nitrogen or argon containing less than 1000 ppm of oxygen--a process know as anoxia--or in an atmosphere of more than 60 percent carbon dioxide. The book describes in detail the techniques, materials, and operating parameters of these procedures as well as recent case histories.