An autoclave is a pressure chamber designed for industrial processes that need pressure and an elevated temperature dissimilar to ambient air pressure. Autoclaves are useful in the chemical industry to vulcanize rubber and cure coatings and in medical applications for sterilisation and for hydrothermal synthesis. Charles Chamberland invented autoclave in 1879. At that time, scholars started understanding the necessity of sterile surgery, and medical practitioners needed a reliable sterilisation method than that provided by open flaming. The autoclave’s benefits were soon apparent, and eventually it became an invaluable part of every hospital and private clinic.
Autoclave Market: Application Areas
Microbiology, podiatry, medicine, veterinary medicine, body piercing, tattooing, dentistry, prosthetics fabrication, funeral homes and mycology are some of the fields where sterilisation autoclave are largely used. They differ in function and size depending on the media that needs to be sterilised. In the process of curing composites and in the vulcanisation of rubber, autoclaves are largely used. Sterilisation of waste material and pre-disposal treatment are the main functions of autoclave. Pathogenic hospital waste is one of the examples. Other types of autoclaves are used to create crystals under high pressure and temperature. The electronic industry uses synthetic quartz crystals that are grown in autoclaves. Packing parachutes for special applications may be performed in an autoclave vacuum that allows the parachute to be warmed and inserted into the minimum volume.