OBSERVATIONS REGARDING THE STERILIZING EFFECT OF ETHYLENE OXIDE/CARBON DIOXIDE MIXTURES ON BACTERIA AND SPORES
JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA
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The concentration of ethylene oxide is what is mainly decisive for the sterilizing effect. When this concentration is great enough, the reaction can be increased by adequate humidification and raising of the reaction temperature. For material containing spores, gas application times of over 10 hours must be selected. The sterilizing effect is as good in the case of thin-walled artificial material packaging as in that of open systems. With aqueous solutions sterility was likewise achieved in the test conditions. As Cartox is not inflammable or explosive and as the toxicity is relatively small, its working in factory-type pressurized systems may be judged to be simple and foolproof.
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