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Advantages and disadvantages of ethylene oxide sterilization

- Feb 20, 2019 -

1. Advantages of ethylene oxide sterilization:

◆Ethylene oxide can be used for sterilization of high temperature resistant and moisture resistant articles.

◆ Ethylene oxide is considered to be the best sterilizing chemical sterilant to kill all microorganisms including bacterial spores.

◆strong penetrability, can be used for sterilization of various difficult-to-transparent parts: if some thinner and longer catheters are difficult to achieve sterilization by other low-temperature sterilization methods, only ethylene oxide or spokes can be used. Photo.

◆ The damage to the article is small. Since the ethylene oxide killing microorganism utilizes the principle of alkylation instead of the oxidation process, the damage to the article is very small, and the sterilization of the heat-resistant precision instrument has a very wide range of uses.

◆ When sterilizing, it can be wrapped with various wrapping materials, which is convenient for storage and transportation. When the package is opened, it can be used to avoid the risk of cross-contamination.

◆There are standard chemical and biological monitoring methods, which can effectively control the quality of sterilization and timely discover the package of sterilization failure.

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2, the shortcomings of ethylene oxide

◆ The entire sterilization cycle takes a long time because the ventilation is required for a long time to remove the ethylene oxide residue.

◆Ethylene oxide is toxic and is a suspected carcinogen. It is necessary to control the concentration of ethylene oxide in indoor air to be lower than the national standard.

◆Ethylene oxide is flammable and explosive, and must not leak when stored and sterilized. A safe sterilizer must be selected for safe handling and storage.