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What is Sterilisation and disinfection?
Disinfection and Sterilization Cleaning simply reduces the number of contaminants present and, in doing so, removes a proportion of organisms present. Disinfection removes most pathogenic organisms. Sterilization is the killing or removal of all organisms.
How does sterilization work to kill bacteria?
Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, etc. that are exposed to the effective UV radiation are inactivated within seconds. Since UV rays don't kill spores, they are considered to be of use in surface disinfection. … Sterilization is accomplished in few seconds.
What is the difference between asepsis Sterilisation and disinfection?
Asepsis means the complete exclusion of all micro-organisms and spores, whilst antisepsis describes the prevention of sepsis (infection) by the destruction or inhibition of micro-organisms using an agent that is safe and effective upon living tissue. What is the difference between disinfection and sterilisation?