When deciding which sterilization equipment to buy, there are a few things you should consider. The most important factor is the type of sterilization that is needed. There are three types of sterilization: hot, cold, and chemical.
Hot sterilization uses heat to destroy microorganisms. This is the most common type of sterilization and is used for food products and medical devices. Hot sterilization can be done using steam, hot air, or radiation.
Cold sterilization uses chemicals to kill microorganisms. This is the least common type of sterilization and is used for some medical products and some food products. Cold sterilization can be done using ethylene oxide gas or liquid nitrogen.
Chemical germicidal irradiation (CGI) is a third type of sterilization that uses high-energy radiation to kill microorganisms.
Consider your budget before making a purchase – some less expensive options may not offer as high a level of protection as more expensive options.