hot-air sterilization

hot-air sterilization

[′hä¦der ‚ster·ə·lə′zā·shən]
(engineering)
A method of sterilization using dry heat for glassware and other heat-resistant materials which need to be dry after treatment; temperatures of 160-165°C are generated for at least 2 hours.
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* Hot-air sterilization at temperatures [greater than or equal to] 160 C, i.e.
International Standards Concerning Hot-Air Sterilization Sterilization Standard Temperature Period US Pharmacopoeia 170 C 120 min European Pharmacopoeia 160 C minimum 120 min minimum American Dental Association 160 C 120 min ANSI/AAMI ST63-D [greater than Not defined or equal to] 160 C ANSI/AAMI ST50 160 C 120 min DIN 58947 180 C 30 min Pharmacopoeia Nordica 180 C 30 min Hygiene Directive Robert Koch 160 C, 180 C 200 min or 30 Institute min Japanese Pharmacopoeia 160 C-170 C or 170 120 min or 60 C-180 C or 180 C-190 C min or 30 min British Pharmacopoeia 160 C minimum 60 min minimum