Sterilizing Units, Electrolytic
Definition : Sterilizing units designed for total inactivation of microorganisms that are or may be present on medical devices and related products using electrolysis. The sterilizers work by electrolyzing a water-based solution containing a very low concentration of a chemical that becomes a germicidal after electrolysis, such as a sodium chloride solution that produces an effective amount of sodium hypochlorite (a germicidal) after electrolysis. These devices typically include a sterilization container appropriate for the devices to be sterilized and the solution, an electric power source, electrodes placed at both sides of the container, the sterilization solution, and means to dispose the solution after use. Electrolytic sterilization units are intended for small devices; larger sterilizing units used for disinfection of water supplies and/or food products are also available. Dedicated electrolytic sterilizers intended for contact lenses have been used.
Entry Terms : "Electrolytic Sterilizers" , "Sterilizers, Electrolytic"
UMDC code : 17149