autoclave Articles

  • Mercury free solutions for autoclave temperature monitoring

    Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the air, water and soil however exposure to the substance, even in small amounts, can lead to severe health and ecosystem issues. Mercury in products can find it’s way into the environment in all sorts of ways such as manufacturing, spills, recycling and disposal. Due to the health risks posed products such ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Does the Prestige Medical Autoclave 2100 need a water connection?

    No – the small, portable Prestige Medical Autoclave 2100 does not need to be plumbed in to a fixed water supply, but should be filled with deionised water. The unit simply needs filling with distilled or deionised water up to the marker in the chamber. NB tap water should not be used ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Sources and levels of potentially toxic elements in the biodegradable fraction of autoclaved non-segregated household waste and its compost/digestate

    Waste that reflected the average UK composition of household waste was treated by autoclaving at the three set pressure/temperature levels of 2.7 bar/130 °C, 6.2 bar/160 °C and 15.5 bar/200 °C. The biodegradable fraction of the autoclaved household waste ('floc') was manually separated by screening and underwent characterization for its Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, and Zn content. Autoclaving did not ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Transformation of azo dyes during moist heat sterilisation: a potential source of error in microbial decolourisation

    This paper presents the role of moist heat sterilisation in decolourisation of azo dyes during autoclaving itself, thereby leading to over estimation of actual decolourisation through subsequent microbial process. This surprise phenomenon was probed in detail by studying the effects of temperature, pressure and role of electron donor/carbon sources on decolourisation. In the presence of 10 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

    In many industries, including aerospace, autoclaves play an important role in the manufacturing process. Key components of aerospace systems need to be put under an intense pressure and temperature during their formation; at present, an autoclave offers the best and safest way to do this. However, the manufacturing process usually uses nitrogen to create high levels of pressure in the system and ...

  • Common Reasons For Syringe Leakage

    The components of even the most durable syringe will eventually fail. The most common symptom of failure may be leakage of your solvent from the syringe. The following are some common reasons for syringe leakage, as well as our recommended solutions. 1. Tip Connection If your syringe hub consists of a PTFE tip, check for small grooves in the PTFE surface. If sufficiently large, ...


    By Chemyx Inc

  • Identification of a suitable sterilisation method for collagen derived from a marine Demosponge

    Collagen is widely used as a biomedical material, and its importance is likely to grow as research and understanding progresses in this field. As a biomedical material, ensuring the sterility of collagen before use as, or incorporation into, a medical device is paramount. However, common sterilisation techniques can induce changes in the physical structure and protein chemistry of collagen, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disruption of Synechocystis PCC 6803 for lipid extraction

    In order to extract intracellular lipids from cyanobacterial Synechocystis PCC 6803 for biofuel production, seven cell-disruption methods – autoclaving, bead beating, freeze drying, French press, microwave, pulsed electric fields (PEF), and ultrasound – were tested prior to lipid extraction to make intracellular lipids more accessible by organic solvents. The different methods brought about ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Conventional and Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Infectious Waste

    Abstract The limited scientific information about infectious waste, and the heightened public awareness of this special component of the waste stream, have contributed to the implementation or strengthening of the regulations in this area. This paper proposes a general working definition of infectious waste, and describes the systems used to limit its potential occupational and public health ...


    By Springer

  • Ebola Waste Preparedness

    A straight forward plan to deal with an issue that may seem new to many of you however this issue has been successfully addressed for decades. It’s all over the news, landfills that won’t accept ashes from incinerated waste, towns and states that won’t let waste be transported across their borders, special permits, Category A Packaging, warehouses full of drums and 6mil liners. ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Healthcare Waste Diversion from Landfills & Total Destruction

    Our Health Matters.  The spread of disease is now an epidemic.  Healthcare Waste (hospital, funeral homes, labs, car homes, patient's waste in homes) disposal  59% is going to landfills contains potentially infectious waste.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTtdyQVdLs  Biomedical waste managed under Regulations accounts for only 7% of the waste ...

  • Benefits of OZONATOR Technology for the Treatment and Sterilization of Medical and Bio-Hazard Waste

    OZONATOR Industries Limited white paper outlines the environmental benefits of ozone based technology for the treatment of regulated medical waste and bio-hazard waste.  OZONATOR Industries Ltd. is the world-wide manufacturer of the OZONATOR NG-3000 medical and bio-hazard waste treatment technology – with zero emissions. The OZONATOR is a revolutionary advancement in waste treatment ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Potential bioavailability of phosphorus in citrus orchard soil to Microcystis aeruginosa

    Algal blooms in eutrophic water bodies are controlled by inputs of phosphorus (P) as the growth-limiting nutrient. Runoff particulate P associated with soil from fields often predominates among P fractions. Here, an algal bioassay to investigate the potential bioavailability of particulate P in soil collected from a citrus orchard was conducted. Microcystis aeruginosa was cultured in medium ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Extent and rate of biodegradation of different organic components in municipal solid waste

    Rates and extent of biodegradability of four different organic components of municipal solid waste (leaf litter, newspaper, magazine paper and A4 sheet) were evaluated under optimum conditions. Total solids (TS) removals in biotic samples ranged from 74.7% to 78.8% while volatile solids removals ranged from 75.7% to 84.8%. Significant biodegradation of tannin–lignin was observed for all four ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine - THIOTEQ for Copper Recovery - Case Study

    Increasing output of metals by precipitating copper sulfide in the gold mining industry. Facts and figures Process The Pueblo Viejo Mine processes 24,000 tons per day of polymetal ores containing gold, silver, copper and zinc. Full operation was achieved in 2014. Revitalizing resources Recovering up to 12,000 tons of copper ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater by wet air oxidation

    Wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production is characterized by high salinity and high chemical oxygen demand (COD). We applied a combination of flocculation and wet air oxidation technology to optimize the reduction of COD in the treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The experiments used different values of flocculant, coagulant, and oxidizing agent added to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removal of phosphorus using suspended reactive filters (SRFs) – efficiency and potential applications

    The removal of phosphorus (P) from agricultural runoff is essential to reduce the threat of eutrophication in bodies of water. In this study, an alternative method of applying P reactive materials (RMs) in the form of suspended reactive filters (SRFs) is presented. The SRF method enables P which has already entered a body of water to be caught. In this study, an autoclaved aerated concrete ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SAFER TRACE Case Study - DuPont TRACE

    A user of SAFER products for almost 20 years, DuPont Sabine River Works has developed a comprehensive, sophisticated system for emergency response training, preparation, management, and assessment. Being prepared was key in setting up an Emergency Response System for the facility. Four databases and a host of scenarios were designed for every conceivable combination of chemicals, weather ...


    By SAFER Systems LLC

  • Removal of organic phosphorus and formaldehyde in glyphosate wastewater by CWO and the lime-catalyzed formose reaction

    Glyphosate (PMG) wastewater with 40–600 mg/L organic phosphorus (OP) and 1–4% CH2O was treated by catalytic wet oxidation (CWO) and the lime-catalyzed formose reaction to remove total phosphorus (TP) and improve biodegradability. Activated carbons (ACs) modified by H2O2 oxidation and thermal treatment with melamine were used as CWO catalysts and characterized by N2 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Factors affecting decay of Salmonella Birkenhead and coliphage MS2 during mesophilic anaerobic digestion and air drying of sewage sludge

    Factors affecting the decay of Salmonella Birkenhead and coliphage, as representatives of bacterial and viral pathogens, respectively, during mesophilic anaerobic digestion (MAD) and air drying treatment of anaerobically digested sewage sludge were investigated. Controlled concentrations of S. Birkenhead were inoculated into non-sterile, autoclaved, γ-irradiated and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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