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Superheated steam

superheated steam

steam at a given pressure which is above the temperature which corresponds to boiling temperature at that given pressure.


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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

Sorry, but there are some errors in your statement: 1. Superheating steam - microwaves are not captured by steam - the water molecules are too ... overcome interfacial tension so it can become buoyant, it encounters the superheated water and expands explosively (water expands about 1700 times ...

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by microwaveguru
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
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sterilization in microwave oven

... be truly sterile. And as I said above it is not safe because handling superheated liquid might be fun, but create massive/explosive bubbling that ... unsafe levels even with the walls, and more importantly it controls the steam temperature (which is proportional to the pressure). Then you can have ...

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