Pressure Cooker as Autoclave AGAIN

A.Ferszt a.ferszt at nospam.ic.ac.uk
Fri Aug 7 11:59:30 EST 1998


Dr. Michael J. Miller wrote:
> 
> You would expect to see condensation inside the bag you described.
> Actually, thermal lethality will increase with moist steam when compared
> with than heat alone.  As for the sealed ampoules previously mentioned,
> there are sealed biological indicators used to monitor autoclave cycles.
> They do not implode!
> 
> Dr. Michael J. Miller
> http://www.servtech.com/~mignatz/olympics.html

re:ampoules...I know they do not implode but the ones I've seen are
quite thick-walled for their volume compared with the ordinary media
bottles we use.



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