Design of an Efficient Sterilisation System

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dc.contributor.author Tetteh, G.
dc.contributor.author Kaufmann, E.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T13:16:41Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T06:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T13:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T06:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Scientific Research ISSN 1450-216X Vol.81 No.2 (2012), pp.277-284 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/1821
dc.description.abstract Sterilisation, a key method for reducing the transfer of communicable diseases, is an extermination method for microorganisms from the surface of devices, culture media, fluids and reagents. In a developing country such as Ghana, electricity is often unavailable and supply when available is frequently unreliable. High cost of existing sterilization systems, inefficient microbe elimination by improvised methods and material degradation were identified as major inadequacies associated with sterilisation systems, currently being employed. Using a formal engineering design process, a sterilisation system satisfying objectives of user safety, high operational efficiency, competitive cost, and an aesthetically pleasing appearance was developed for hospitals, clinics, traditional birth attendants and beauty parlours. The affordable steriliser resolves the aforementioned limitations by operating without the use of electricity and attains sterility without material degradation. The design may be modified to obtain sterilisers of varying capacity to satisfy different categories of users, both small and large scale. The mediation of designing a non-electrical steriliser, with an operational efficiency of 83%, is meant to promote the practice of sterilisation among healthcare providers and beauticians, so as to reduce disease transfer resulting from the use of contaminated equipment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. en_US
dc.subject Sterilisation en_US
dc.subject Microbes en_US
dc.subject Non-Electrical en_US
dc.subject Efficiency en_US
dc.subject Disease Transmission en_US
dc.title Design of an Efficient Sterilisation System en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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