Questions tagged [autoclave]

Machine used to carry out industrial and scientific processes requiring elevated temperature and pressure.

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Is it safe to autoclave waste at the same time as lab equipment?

We have recently moved into a lab space where we share an autoclave with other people. We generally autoclave empty beakers, flasks, etc., before running experiments, and we autoclave waste (Petri ...
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Will proper autoclave treatment really "inactivate all resistant bacterial spores"? If not, how widespread are autoclave-resistant bacterial spores?

Wikipedia's says: A widely used method for heat sterilization is the autoclave, sometimes called a converter or steam sterilizer. Autoclaves use steam heated to 121–134 °C (250–273 °F) under ...
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Why do we use an autoclave at 121°C (250F)? (Origin)

Let me start by saying I know why, but I am inquiring more about the origin. My question is more related to literature that I cannot seem to find. I've found some helpful papers and information on the ...
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