Greenhouse Growers have made CO2 generators an important part of contemporary agricultural techniques. Plants must absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) in combination with water, soil nutrients and sunlight to produce the organic compounds vital for growth. It is one of the essential ingredients in green plant growth, and is a primary environmental factor in greenhouses.
The ambient level of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere is generally between 300 and 600 ppm. After 3 to 4 hours of early morning sunlight the CO2 level can drop to around l00 to 150 ppm, at this time, plant growth is practically stopped. Supplemental CO2 added during this period can substantially increase plant and flower production and improve plant quality. Increasing the CO2 in the growing area let the plant use the excess water and energy that is stored in the leaves.
CO2 Generators Process
The CO2 generators burn either propane or natural gas to produce CO2. The generator comes with a gas burner which burns continuously. This flame is used to ignite the gas when the generator is turned on. If the flame of the burner dies there is a safety valve that closes to ensure that any type of unburned fuel does bot release in the enclosure.
Generally, constructed of powder coated steel enclosure that resists moisture, rust and discoloration, the generator comes with an efficiency of operating up to 100 degrees cooler than other competitive products. The burners present in CO2 generators are specifically designed to maximize the production of CO2 and minimize heat as a by-product.
CO2 Generator process operations can be automatically functioned according to actual ambient values when installed in conjointment with the CDMC (a control device). This device samples the level of carbon dioxide in the growing area at a continuous level and functions the generator whenever CO2 levels do not meet the predetermined values). These generators can easily be installed in any greenhouse as no expensive ductwork is necessary and CO2 is diffused evenly without additional fans.