Autoclave for medical waste
A medical waste autoclave like the Melag Autoclave, is an indispensable device found in medical laboratories, pharmacy labs, research laboratories, and veterinarians. It’s the most affluent tool used in the aseptic methodology.
Biohazardous waste disposal can never be overstated since they have the potential to cause a considerable threat to the public. Biohazardous wastes are categorized into the following types:
– Sharp waste
– Pathological wastes
– Human body fluids
– Human blood products
– Animal waste
– Microbiological wastes
Autoclave kills the bacteria by use of heat and pressure. Basic sterilization methods such as chemical solutions, alcohol, and boiling water are not enough to keep infections away. The contaminated objects are heated at certain degrees for a certain time. There are many shapes available, and the functions can range from the simple pressure steam type oven to steam generators. The simplest form of autoclave resembles a pressure cooker. It’s mostly used in school labs and research laboratories. Large autoclaves are designed like steam generators which makes them generate huge amounts of steam pressure. This technique is mostly used with stainless steel surgical implements. The steam generator has computer control devices that monitor vital functions like pressure, water flow, and steam temperature. Such autoclaves are mostly used in bigger institutions that will cater to the demand of equipment being sterilized.
Some types of equipment such as blades, forceps, and injectors are intended for singular use while others can be reused. Autoclaves are the only way for such equipment to reduce infections. All medical equipment should be sterilized before disposal to ensure no one gets infected. In terms of functionality, there are negative displacement autoclave and positive displacement autoclave. They both work the same but the positive leaves the air in which builds more steam.
Without medical waste autoclave, the world would be a nasty place. Infections would have increased among those having surgery and waste material would build up.