The use of steam and pressure to kill any bacteria that may be able to contaminate that environment or vessel.
The removal or destruction of all microorganisms, including pathogenic and other bacteria, vegetative forms and spores. Compare with disinfection.
Sterilization removes free floating bacteria, parasites and disease causing pathogens from the aquarium system water. Ultraviolet sterilizers work when water passes through the unit and is exposed to the germicidal light being produced by the bulb inside. It is essential that ultraviolet sterilizers are installed properly to have the correct â€œdwell timeâ€ or exposure to the light. If the bacteria or pathogens pass through the sterilizer too quickly they will have a nice tan, but they will survive to cause problems later. Ultraviolet sterilizers are required by law in all shellfish aquarium systems to prevent cross contamination and food borne illness. Ozone can be used to sterilize water, but is much more difficult to control.
A procedure that destroys all living microorganisms, including vegetative forms and spores. In practice, a completely sterile state is rarely achieved.
"Unequivocal, total destruction of all living organisms. Extremely difficult to achieve in practice, and almost impossible to verify afterward."
Process of cleaning and steam or gas autoclaving materials such that the latter will consistently produce negative results when tested with biological indicators.
The process of making something free from live bacteria or other microorganisms. Sterilization of milk bottles and other containers is necessary to prevent the re-introduction of bacteria or other harmful organisms after pasteurization. close window resize type
The complete destruction of all microorganisms, including spores. It can be achieved by dry heat or steam under pressure.
The act or process, physical or chemical, which destroys or eliminates all forms of life, especially microorganisms.
The process of killing all forms of microbial life, including vegetative bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores.
The act of making food, utensils, surfaces or facilities sanitary by heat, chemicals or other methods.
The destruction or inactivation of all microorganisms. See Disinfection.
The process whereby all viable microorganism are eliminated or destroyed. The criterion of sterilization is the failure of organisms to grow if a growth supporting medium is supplied.
the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
As used in the context of planetary protection, the process of actively reducing the microbial burden on flight hardware so that the hardware is nearly free of all living microorganisms (consistent with the appropriate specifications).
a process that destroys all microorganisms, including spores and viruses
the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all microorganisms including large numbers of resistant bacterial spores.
Any process, physical or chemical, which will destroy all forms of life; applied especially to microorganisms, including bacterial and mold spores and the inactivation of viruses.
the process that destroys all types and forms of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and bacterial endospores.
The process of applying great heat or chemical action to an article in order to clean it of all living microorganisms.
The complete elimination of all microscopic organisms using heat, irradiation, gas or chemicals.
process that kills all microbes, including spores
The method used to render a material free from living organisms. Usual methods include steam under pressure, gas, and ionizing radiation.
process of killing all vegetative organisms and spores by boiling water, steam, or dry heat; no regrowth of organisms can occur.
As used in this document, the process of actively reducing the microbial burden on flight hardware so that the hardware is nearly free (consistent with the appropriate specifications) of all living microorganisms.
cannot be done without an autoclave, kills all bacteria and germs on the object being sterilized.
Sterilization completely destroys all living organisms on an object or surface.
The process by which all forms of microorganisms -- including viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores -- are destroyed. Suitable methods of sterilization include the use of steam under pressure (autoclave), dry heat, chemical vapor and ethylene oxide gas (only for instruments that can be thoroughly cleaned and dried).
The act or process of sterilizing or destroying bacteria in or on a substance. To make sterile. Go to top
The process of eliminating bacteria and viruses from tools, surfaces and equipment. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has specific standards for sterilization in all dental offices. See autoclave and heat sterilization.
Complete elimination of microbial viability. Caution must be exercised to insure the preservation or the integrity and properties of the implant.
The removal or destruction of all (or greater than 99.9999 percent of all) microorganisms, including pathogenic and other bacteria, vegetative forms and spores.
A process in which all living organisms are destroyed. (See disinfection.)
Completely destroying all micro organisms present, by heat(autoclave, pressure cooker) or chemicals. Spawn Substrate always has to be sterilized prior to Inoculation.
The elimination of pathogens and other living organisms from soil, containers, etc. by means of heat, chemicals, or radiation. ()
Sterilization (or sterilisation) is the elimination of all transmissible agents (such as bacteria, prions and viruses) from a surface, a piece of equipment, food or biological culture medium. This is different from disinfection, where only organisms that can cause disease are removed by a disinfectant.