Autoclave

Autoclave

An autoclave is a pressure chamber used to carry out industrial processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure different from ambient air pressure. Autoclaves are used in medical applications to perform sterilization and in the chemical industry to cure coatings and vulcanize rubber and for hydrothermal synthesis.

Description :

The autoclave carries out that exact function of sterilizing materials. It is a machine that uses pressure and steam to reach and maintain a temperature that is too high for any microorganisms or their spores to live. Microorganisms are what most people commonly refer to as germs. These are the bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc. that are able to cause infections in our bodies. Spores are the environment-resistant form of the microorganisms. Even though they are able to withstand harsher conditions, they still can be killed if extreme conditions are maintained for an extended period of time.