Sterilization

Sterilization


We refer to sterilization as the inactivation of microorganisms, ozone, chlorine, and total organic carbon removal.

What Is Sterilization


Sterilization, sanitation, and disinfection are three terms that are commonly used and often misused. Depending on what industry or profession, these terms may have the same or different meanings. We refer to sterilization as the inactivation of microorganisms, ozone, chlorine, and total organic carbon removal.

For medical water treatment, ultraviolet sterilization is used to inhibit growth of microorganisms, remove ozone, chlorine, and trace organics and reduce total organic carbon. The water to be sterilized is exposed to UV radiation in specially designed chambers that provide intimate contact of the water with the UV light source. Bacteria and other living organisms absorb the energy, which destroys or inactivates their DNA, thus preventing the bacteria from reproducing. Similarly, chemicals and organic compounds also absorb the energy but they are broken down into smaller and less harmful molecules.
Steris offers washing and disinfecting systems for many types of healthcare facilities. Our range of single-chamber washers, hospital cart washers, ultrasonic washers, and multi-chamber washers allows health care facilities to find the system that works best for their operations. The added productivity and efficiency provided by Steris washing and disinfecting systems allow facilities to increase capacity, reprocessing quality and regulatory compliance.

Steris is a proud provider of the AmeriWater water treatment system. The AmeriWater system provides low conductivity water for washers, disinfectors, glassware washers, steam boilers, and final rinses. A reverse osmosis system with all pretreatment on board in a PVC cabinet, a deionizer polisher, and a storage tank with demand pump package.

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