TABLE 2.

Influence of the steam saturation ratio on the inactivation of endotoxina

Temp (°C), time (min)Mean concn of endotoxin (EU/ml) ± SD at a steam saturation ratio of:Mean concn of endotoxin (EU/ml) ± SD with the flow system
50%100%1,000%
120, 30616.0 ± 321.2289.5 ± 368.210.7 ± 4.657.1 ± 38.8
130, 301,013.3 ± 164.837.6 ± 28.11.1 ± 0.210.5 ± 14.6
130, 60677.3 ± 534.94.4 ± 4.20.6 ± 0.90.3 ± 0.4
130, 9066.7 ± 46.91.3 ± 2.00.2 ± 0.00.1 ± 0.1
140, 30309.3 ± 100.05.6 ± 8.00.1 ± 0.00.3 ± 0.4
  • a The challenge concentration of endotoxin from E. coli O113:H10 was 2,000 EU/ml. Results are the means of three experiments.