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autoclaving

A method for treating medical waste to render it noninfectious to humans, by heating it to 140ºC (284ºF), after which the waste can be safely disposed of in a landfill.
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It is capable of withstanding repeated sterilization cycles, including radiation, EtO, chemical sterilants, autoclaving, and is serviceable from -60[degrees]F to +450[degrees]F.
It withstands repeated exposure to autoclaving, radiation and chemical sterilants, and maintains high bond strength.
According to the thermal conductivity principle, the thermal conductivity of water is 20-30 times higher than that of air and the added water significantly decreases the chances of dry pockets in the waste bag (4) Thus, the results obtained were used to develop an additional guideline for waste sterilization in routine laboratory autoclaving to prevent the spreading of harmful pathogens to the environment.
Decontaminating infectious laboratory waste by autoclaving. App.
Both autoclaving and extrusion were found quite efficient in reducing TVC and TCC.
To evaluate the effect of autoclaving on 17-OHP concentrations in dried blood spots (experiment 1a), native filter-paper cards from 25 term and 25 premature neonates were retrieved from the Austrian neonatal screening bank.
In tests measuring tensile strength and elongation, all three Medalist grades were said to exhibit greater values for these properties prior to autoclaving, and greater property retention after as many as 15 autoclave cycles.
Two hundred-fifty cycles of autoclaving had little effect on hardness and ultimate tensile strength.