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sterilant

(stĕr′ə-lənt)
n.
A sterilizing agent.

sterilant

(stĕr′ĭ-lănt) [L. sterilis, barren]
Any agent used to render objects free of living or potentially infectious organisms.

sterilant

a sterilizing agent, i.e. an agent that destroys microorganisms.

Patient discussion about sterilant

Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns? If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?

A. Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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The principle of these systems is that Sterilant is forced through a nozzle under pressure which atomizes the Sterilant into micron size particles to produce a dry fog.
Additionally, there are no harmful sterilant residuals, and no lengthy post-sterilization aeration needed.
As all chemical sterilants are designed to kill microorganisms, they can be harmful to humans too if a leak should occur.
Germicides that do not meet EPA criteria for a liquid chemical sterilant also do not meet the CDC criteria for a high-level disinfectant.
The use of Velcorin sterilant, when combined with good manufacturing practices, can promote the stability of a finished wine product.
Based on a written survey of his state's veterinary clinics, he found that only about 14 percent found a need for this sterilant.
subtilis spores 10 to 32 times faster than other sterilant brands.
Tenders are invited for Airport Improvements Project to include the following: Penn Stohr Field/ Plains Airport: Crack Seal, Seal Coat, and Remark Pavements, Soil Sterilant Application.
The system is portable and features a sophisticated sterilant concentration monitoring system to assure a tightly controlled decontamination process.
Utilizing our innovative monitoring system, hospitals and other companies in the healthcare industry are able to monitor sterilant gases that have the potential to cause serious harm to employees who are exposed to them," said David Hilliker, ChemDAQ's President and CEO.
The V-PRO system and its compact VAPROX[TM] HC Sterilant, which provides up to 15 cycles per container, sterilize without toxic by-products (VHP breaks down into water and oxygen) and require no special venting or EPA record-keeping.
Some of the problems which have occurred have been a result of residues remaining from the use of the sterilant methyl bromide.