ethylene oxide has the following characteristics:
1. Excellent penetration performance:
The penetrability of the sterilizer is very important for the sterilization process, especially for the treatment of complex medical devices. The boiling point of ethylene oxide is 10.7 ℃, and the vapor pressure is 1094mmhg / 20 ℃. These physical characteristics make ethylene oxide have a very good penetration ability, can effectively contact with each surface of the sterilized articles, and then inactivate the microorganisms.
Ethylene oxide gas molecules have good stability in the process of sterilization. This makes the ethylene oxide gas will not decompose or degrade when it penetrates the articles to be sterilized, which can effectively ensure the effective gas concentration of each surface to be sterilized, and then ensure the sterilization quality.
3. Strong compatibility
Ethylene oxide is compatible with almost all medical devices, including the packaging materials used in most medical institutions. As the basic equipment of low temperature sterilization, it is convenient for daily work and economic use.
4. Improve quality control
Ethylene oxide has been widely used in medical institutions for nearly 50 years. In this process, a lot of experience has been accumulated in technology. There are many innovations in quality monitoring and control. There is a mature and recognized sterilization quality monitoring system in the world.
Use of ethylene epoxide
There are many factors that affect the sterilization of ethylene oxide. Only by strictly controlling the relevant factors can the sterilization effect be achieved.