This SHTM discusses the nature, effects and sources of chemical and biochemical contaminants in steam, and proposes a readily achievable purity specification for “clean steam” to be used for sterilization. The specification is designed to meet regulatory requirements for medicinal products and medical devices without incurring excessive expenditure.
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