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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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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.
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.
To evaluate the effect of autoclaving on 17-OHP concentrations in a fluid environment (experiment 1b), an aqueous solution was prepared that contained 29.
Concentrations before and after autoclaving were compared by a paired t-test and correlated by means of the Pearson linear correlation coefficient.
Two hundred-fifty cycles of autoclaving had little effect on hardness and ultimate tensile strength.
From five cycles of autoclaving in the above testing, Santoprene TPV showed less than 30% change in properties.
An improved method of trapped-rubber molding (TRM) that eliminates the trouble and expense of autoclaving was presented at the Texas SME meeting by Dow Corning Corp.
Welch, Medical Discoveries' president, said that current sterilizing methods used by dental and medical professionals include autoclaving and treatment of instruments with ethylene oxide.
Our first phase evaluation clearly demonstrates the ability of MDI-P to kill highly resistant microorganisms in three minutes or less," Welch said, adding that continued autoclaving of instruments damaged them and ultimately resulted in high replacement costs.
The autoclaves will replace the existing autoclaves, 2 pieces Finn AQUAA Steris, used for autoclaving of laboratory glass, plastics and liquids.