sterilization system Articles

  • Sterilization System Monitors Temperature and Humidity

    CAS DataLoggers recently provided the temperature and humidity datalogging solution for a decontamination and sterilization facility using Ethylene Oxide (EtO) preconditioning rooms as part of its painstaking safety process. The environment within these rooms needed to be continually monitored for both safety and quality assurance purposes, and the huge ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • TOC System Suitability Test for Sterile Water

    The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) specifies that total organic carbon (TOC) content be used for management of organic impurity values permitted in bulk purified water, water for injection, in addition to sterile purified water and sterile water for injection. According to USP, TOC analyzers to be used for sterile water must satisfy the TOC system suitability test using test water ...

  • Case study - ETO sterilizer abatement

    OVERVIEW Product sterilization companies are generally required to utilize a pollution control device for treatment of exhaust gases from their aeration room and sterilization chambers.  In the United States, they need to be in compliance with NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) regulations that dictate a 99% destruction efficiency of EtO (Ethylene ...

  • Food Processing: Facility uses EtO Sterilization in Food Ingredients Case Study

    Ethylene oxide gas (EtO) is widely used to sterilize materials and products that would be damaged by methods involving heat, moisture or radiation. Depending on industry standards, EtO can be used to reduce or inactivate the microbial population of a product or material. EtO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for more than 200 customers from its three Northern New Jersey ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Wastewater sterilization (purification): completely new method “vortex layer machine”

    The purification and safe disposal (neutralization) of industrial waste water effluents represent a very important ecological problem. The principal problem or requirement involves reducing the concentration of harmful impurities to concentration levels below their maximum allowable concentration limits. In fulfilling this requirement the amount of fresh water consumption needed to maintain the ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • A Regulatory Perspective on Maintenance of Disinfection Systems

    ABSTRACTThe Clean Water Act contains requirements to set water quality standards for all contaminants, including bacterial contaminants, in surface waters. Wastewater treatment cannot be expected to remove all of the bacterial contaminants, and as a result, many organisms remain in the waste stream. Therefore, disinfection of treated wastewaters is designed to reduce bacterial numbers to a safe ...

  • Establishing Biofilm Control Strategies for Drinking Water Systems

    In last month’s AWWA Opflow magazine, several authors came together to publish an article entitled ‘Biofilm Control – Develop an Effective Strategy to Preserve Quality, Ensure Compliance’.  To access this article, visit AWWA’s website (http://www.awwa.org/publications/opflow.aspx).  The authors summarize ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • High purify water systems for utility use

    Companies in the utility business have a need for high purity water for their operations such as in diesel generator cooling systems and in turbine generator makeup water. Often, utilities can not depend on the city water as the quality is not pure enough and purchasing local water may be expensive. To gain operational and economic advantages, water purification equipment can be added. These ...

  • Crossflow Membrane Filtration High-Purity Water Systems

    INTRODUCTION As the electronics industry continues to provide us with such products as high resolution television, notebook size portable computers and cars with automatic navigation systems, it becomes necessary to produce semiconductors with finer device geometries to allow for efficient placement of more circuits per a given area. This requires increased control of a semiconductor's material ...

  • Water recovery system reduces soft drink manufacturers water waste by 35%

    The filtration and water treatment specialist Puresep provide leading soft drinks manufacturer with a state of the art system to reduce their water usage Puresep were contacted to look at ways the soft drinks manufacturer could reduce the amount of rinse water sent to drain – in order to help them achieve their water reduction targets Following an onsite review of the current rinse ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Detection of PCB on gauze wipes using the rapid assay test system

    MATRIX: Cotton gauze pad (wipe) ANALYTE: PCB RANGE OF DETECTION: Low range: 5 to 100 mg per wipe. High range: 25 to 500 mg per wipe MATERIALS: PCB RaPID AssayÒ Test Kit (A00133) and Sample Diluent (A00136). PCB Wipe Sample Extraction Kit (A00137WA). Reagents: Methanol (ACS Reagent grade). Equipment: 3 inch x 3 ...


  • Role of the biotic compartment in the transfer of zinc through the vadose zone - application to an infiltration system

    ABSTRACTRelatively little is known about the influence of microorganisms which develop in urban stormwater infiltration basins on the transfer of heavy metals, whereas many reports have emphasized their importance in the mechanisms of retention or solubilization of these elements. We therefore examined the transfer of zinc solutions (2-20 ppm) at different pH (4-7) by columns of sterile sand or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Free-living amoebae isolated from a hospital water system in South Africa: a potential source of nosocomial and occupational infection

    This study investigated the occurrence of free-living amoebae (FLA) in a public hospital in South Africa. A total of 97 water and biofilm samples from the municipal water inlet of the hospital, theatres, theatre sterilization service unit, central sterilization service unit, endoscopy/gastroscopy unit, intensive care unit and the renal unit were collected and examined for the presence of FLA ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 16 Oxiperm Pro disinfection systems with flushing capacity for Messe München

    The exhibition organisers need to provide different amounts of domestic water for different kinds of exhibitors. For example, an IT industry exhibition needs a different amount of water to a watersports exhibition. This means that the domestic water pipes need to be designed on basis of the shows which need largest volumes of drinking water. With all sorts of different occupants in the Munich ...


  • Removal of phenol in a constructed wetland system and the relative contribution of plant roots, microbial activity and porous bed

    Analysis of a low organic load constructed wetland (CW) system was performed in order to understand the relative role of its various components contribution in phenol removal (100 mg/L) under controlled plant biomass/gravel/water experimental ratios (50 g/450 g/100 mL). The results [expressed as phenol50/time (hours) required to remove 50% of the initial phenol concentration] showed that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pharmaceutical: Scrubber Eliminates Ethylene Oxide Case Study

    A contract sterilization service uses a single-stage scrubber to convert this hazardous gas to inert ethylene glycol. ETO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for hundreds of northern New Jersey customers, concentrating on spices and herbs, cosmetic ingredients and medical supplies. Two of the largest ethylene oxide sterilization vessels in the world are in operation ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Medical Industry: Scrubber Eliminates Ethylene Oxide Case Study

    A contract sterilization service uses a single-stage scrubber to convert this hazardous gas to inert ethylene glycol: ETO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for hundreds of northern New Jersey customers, concentrating on spices and herbs, cosmetic ingredients and medical supplies. Two of the largest ethylene oxide sterilization vessels in the world are in operation ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Operating Room - UVC lights provide infection control, green benefits

    Muskogee Community Hospital (Muskogee, OK) is using germicidal UVC (ultraviolet C) Emitters™ from Steril-Aire as part of an innovative infection control measure. The devices were installed in the air handling units and in custom-designed, ceilingmounted units in the surgical and procedural suites, marking the first time a hospital has used UVC technology in this way. Steril-Aire devices ...


    By E-CO

  • Matrix LIMS at a medical device manufacturer case study

    Organisation Boston Scientific is a major medical device manufacturer that specializes in minimally invasive devices, such as catheters and such. They have over 25,000 employees in 14 plants around the world and spend over $1B dollars annually on R&D. The Sterilization Technical Services group based in Maple Grove, MN supports new product development for sites that are using ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Lethal light

    From radio signals to gamma waves, the electromagnetic spectrum offers considerable potential to prepare and preserve food products. Knowing precisely which wavelength in the spectrum to apply to a particular need is only the first step, however: scientists and engineers also need to fabricate systems that can withstand the rigors of an industrial environment. The application of UVC, short-wave ...


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