Microwave Disinfection of Biohazardous Carcasses

Klaus Zimmermann, Roland Katschnig


A Medister microwave device specifically developed for thermal disinfection of infectious waste was assessed concerning its efficacy for the disinfection of biohazard us animal carcasses. Employment of animals for the experiments was avoided by simulation of carcasses with deep frozen nutrient agar contaminated with bacillus subtilis spores. At a disinfection time of 45 minutes, the reduction rate of the spores was 7.90-8.58 decimal power levels. Controlled microwave disinfection is thus a valuable alternative tool for the treatment of contaminated carcasses.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/se.v3n4p387


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