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Author Topic: disinfection methods for AFB  (Read 1220 times)
Kev
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« on: August 27, 2007, 07:44:28 PM »

Here's an interesting article comparing several methods of disinfecting AFB. The upshot is that complete heat treatment is better than anything, even scorching. Here is the full text of the article available for free. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/action/showFullText?submitFullText=Full+Text+HTML&doi=10.1046%2Fj.1365-2672.2001.01376.x&cookieSet=1

you science types will enjoy. If only I could get a big enough oven.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 11:22:25 PM »

here is some that I maintain and repair.http://www.thermalproductsolutions.com/blue-m/bluem-ovens.asp
they probally would still not hold very many but would be a start.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 08:26:11 PM »

I'd go for the "boiling in paraffin" method myself.  It will preserve and it will disinfect.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 07:28:35 PM »

I'd go for the "boiling in paraffin" method myself.  It will preserve and it will disinfect.


That's a lot of parrafin, but probably less expensive than one of those whopper ovens PDMattox posted.
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