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drying technique

Postby michimichi » Mon May 28, 2012 6:51 am

guys, any suggestions on how to dry a watersampling glass bottle after autoclave, i dont have any drying oven here a the lab.
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Postby JackBean » Mon May 28, 2012 9:38 am

do you have an incubator?
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Postby michimichi » Mon May 28, 2012 9:52 am

yes but at 35 deg only..
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Postby JackBean » Mon May 28, 2012 12:50 pm

Somewhat better than room temperature...
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Postby JorgeLobo » Mon May 28, 2012 1:00 pm

If your incubator is not in micro control, I'd be careful. If your autoclave has no drying cycle, you could trying leaving the bottles insidethe unopned utoclave while it cools - this might pull a neg pressure with some residual heat might dry the bottles.
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Postby michimichi » Tue May 29, 2012 2:37 am

ok thanks, can u name some brands of autoclaves with drying cycle, so that i can ask my boss to purchase one/?
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Postby JorgeLobo » Wed May 30, 2012 10:39 am

Try Steris or Amerex
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Postby michimichi » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:32 am

Sir, since i have no drying oven to dry my moist water sampling bottles after autoclaving, do you think the trapped moist inside the bottle will affect the results for total plate count test? what is the standard for water sampling bottles? should it be really dry or it doesnt matter if its dry or wet? can u give me a reference? thanks;)
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