Chemical property of ethylene epoxide
It is very active in chemical properties and can react with many compounds. Ethylene oxide can reduce silver nitrate. After heating, it is easy to polymerize and decompose in the presence of metal salts or oxygen.
Main purpose of ethylene epoxide
Ethylene oxide is a toxic carcinogen, used to make fungicides. Ethylene oxide is inflammable and explosive, which is not easy to transport for long distance, so it has strong regional characteristics. It is widely used in washing, pharmaceutical, printing and dyeing industries.
It can be used as the starting agent of detergent in chemical industry.
Ethylene oxide has a bactericidal effect. It does not corrode metals and has no residual smell. It can kill bacteria (and its internal spores), molds and fungi. Therefore, it can be used as a gas bactericide for some articles and materials that cannot withstand high temperature sterilization.
Sterilized articles shall be thoroughly cleaned and properly pre wetted
Disinfection and cleaning is an important link that can not be ignored before sterilization, especially reusable items and equipment, which need to be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed to remove mucous membranes, bloodstains or other organic matters. Any residual substance will hinder the effective contact between microorganism and ethylene oxide gas, and even cause bacteria to produce protective film and affect the sterilization effect. Therefore, the contaminated articles must be washed carefully with water and soaked with enzyme for more than 5min.
The ethylene oxide sterilization cabinet also has the following characteristics.
Our company's ethylene oxide sterilization cabinet is well designed and well-designed, mainly composed of microcomputer control system, residual gas treatment device, sterilization studio and other parts.
All technical indexes of the product are managed by computer automation, so the control is accurate and reliable.
Ethylene oxide is a flammable and explosive gas.
Ethylene oxide does not damage the sterilized articles and has strong penetration, so most articles that are not suitable for general sterilization can be sterilized and sterilized with ethylene oxide. For example, electronic instruments, optical instruments, medical devices, books, documents, fur, cotton, chemical fiber, plastic products, wood products, ceramics and metal products, endoscopes, dialyzers and disposable medical supplies. Ethylene oxide is one of the most important low temperature sterilization methods.