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Sterilisation

sterilisation

1. (Science: technique) The complete destruction or elimination of all living microorganisms, accomplished by physical methods (dry or moist heat), chemical agents (ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, alcohol), radiation (ultraviolet, cathode) or mechanical methods (filtration).

2. (Science: procedure) The use of surgery, radiation or chemicals to render an organism incabable of sexual reproduction.


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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

Yes I stand corrected. It is disinfection not sterilisation. I do not wish to invite discussion about adequate care of contact lenses. What I described was from a time long ago when thermal disinfection was the only approved method of contact lens ...

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by brzezinski2
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:32 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
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sterilization in microwave oven

... but I think that there are a few points that are woth mentioning: - what you are describing (92ÂșC for 2min) is closer to pasteurisation than sterilisation. What happens is that you kill most of the microorganism, and since this is repeated daily, and considering that the eyes can deal with ...

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by canalon
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

... days. How they were sterilised effectively was still a wild frontier. This all changed within a few years with the advent of a few contact lens sterilisation solutions. Anyway what I found was you could sterilise above 120 degrees Celsius using a microwave. Those of you who think that water ...

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by brzezinski2
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
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Equipment for correct sterilisation?

... gentle!! However I've been travelling the internet for a definitive answer to a question that's has been annoying me for some time. This concerns sterilisation & bloodborn bacteria/spores. I'll come clean (no pun intended!) I've been asked by a friend who is learning to tattoo why an autoclave ...

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by Alvino
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Equipment for correct sterilisation?
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The Fiber Disease

... which infects salmon and trout. It has wiped out stocks in more than 40 Norwegian rivers. Apart from Britain it is endemic across Europe. River sterilisation attempts in Norway have failed. The parasite can survive out of water in damp clothing, fishing or canoeing equipment . In Britain much ...

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by Skytroll
Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:19 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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