Laboratory sterilizers are essential equipment used to eliminate or kill microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, from laboratory equipment, media, glassware, and other materials. Sterilization is crucial in maintaining a sterile environment and preventing contamination in laboratory settings. There are several types of laboratory sterilizers available, each offering different methods of achieving sterilization. Our partner Pol-Eko offers sterilizers with natural air convection (SRN pruduct group) as well as sterilizers with forced air convenction (SRW product group).
Laboratory sterilizers with natural air convection rely on the principle of natural convection. In these sterilizers, heat is applied to the chamber, causing the air inside to warm up and rise. As the heated air rises, it creates a natural circulation pattern where cooler air flows in to replace it. This process is relatively slow and relies on the natural movement of air within the chamber.
On the other hand, laboratory sterilizers with forced air convection incorporate a fan or blower system to actively circulate the air within the chamber. The fan propels the heated air and ensures more uniform and efficient distribution of heat throughout the sterilization chamber. This forced air circulation helps to reduce temperature variations and achieve faster and more consistent sterilization.