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Sterilizers are special equipments used to make a product free from live bacteria or other microorganisms. The sterilizer process is used to kill all microbes. The industries such as pharmaceuticals and health care have become more concerned about safety issues and thus sterilizers become an essential component for controlling microbial contamination. Sterilization can be achieved through application of heat, chemicals, irradiation, or filtration.
Sterilization process varies from hospital to hospital. Sterilization process is used for cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments. Dirty instruments come from operating rooms and other areas throughout the hospital to the decontamination area. Instruments are cleaned manually or mechanically.
There are several kinds of sterilization equipment using different technology and processes, according to the application.
Steam sterilizers provide a cost-effective solution to sterilize medical waste, infectious waste and other material. Steam Sterilizer Equipment not only helps to eliminate the problem of environmental pollution by doing away with methods like incineration but also helps to minimize and eliminate the expense of disposing off untreated medical waste. This sterilizing equipment sterilizes the waste by exposing it to steam under high pressure, thereby making it free of any contaminants. Manufacturers can design customized sterilizers to suit the needs of individual clients and the waste treating capacity varies depending on the size of the plant.
Steam sterilizer is mainly used in Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food & Beverages and Medical and other Waste Processing Centers. Steam Sterilization is a widely-used method for heat sterilization is the autoclave. Autoclaves commonly use steam heated to 121°C (250°F), at 103 kPa (15 psi) above atmospheric pressure. Proper autoclave treatment will inactivate all fungi, bacteria, viruses and also bacterial spores, which can be quite resistant. It will not necessarily eliminate all proteinaceous infectious particles (prions).