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Merits and Demerits of Heat Sterilization

Advantages of heat sterilization

MERITS AND DEMERITS OF HEAT STERILIZATION

Advantages of heat sterilization

1.     Sterilization is very effective

 

2.     Instruments are standardized to deliver the required effective heat

 

3.     Heat deliver system can be monitored effectively with variouscontrols like pressure gauge, temperature meters etc

 

4.     Established quality control methods available

 

Disadvantages

1.     Steam impermeable materials like fats, oils and powders can not be sterilized by autoclaving.

 

2.     Heat sensitive materials can not be sterilized by heat

 

Examples:

a.           Serum can not be sterilized

 

b.           Antibiotics

 

c.           Plastic materials

 

d.           Vaccines

 

e.           Rubbers

 

3.    Presence of organic matters interfere with effective sterilization


4.    Dangers of explosion when high pressure is used

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