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“Three years ago my biggest potato storage problems were silver scurf and black dot.  With IHT now installed in all of my cellars, I no longer have problems with either disease.  These machines are very reliable and paid for themselves in the first year of use.” - Reed Searle, Shelley, Idaho

Maximizing Humidity, Minimizing Disease

Humigation both disinfects and humidifies storage air.  It stops the spread of Silver Scurf, Black Dot and other airborne disease and humidifies up to 100% relative humidity (RH) while minimizing water usage and standing water.  With a 60% increase in airflow and air scrubbing efficiency in our latest models, Humigators clean and humidify storage air more completely and faster than ever.  Humigation has significantly reduced or eliminated yield loss from Silver Scurf and has maintained relative humidity at higher than 95% for many growers. 

Humigation Works in a Variety of Applications

How Humigation Cleans Air

The Humigator is a patented air scrubber.  Humigation circulates the air in concert with the building's ventilation system.  As the air moves through the Humigator, it cleans and humidifies the air.

Air passes through the Humigator, goes through a series of dramatic pressure changes, and mixes with atomized water.  These tiny water droplets move at high velocity, capturing the particles and pathogens in the air.   The dirty water separates from the newly cleaned and humidified air.  This clean humid air is blown back into the plenum and the dirty water drains out for easy disposal.

How Humigation Humidifies Air

Arnold Farms, Felt, Idaho, closed storage facility.  (August 15, 2017)

Arnold Farms, Felt, Idaho, closed storage facility.  (August 15, 2017)

Humigation humidifies to optimal levels - over 95% RH - using less water and without spraying excess water into the plenum. When properly sized for the installation, humigation is more than sufficient as the only humidity source whenever the storage is closed. 

When outside air is used for cooling, IHT’s Humigator size recommendations assume there is an evaporative humidifier as the primary humidity source.  If a grower prefers to use Humigation as the only humidity source and uses high volumes of outside air for cooling, we recommend careful vent modulation and a larger Humigator or combination of Humigators, especially in drier climates.