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YongYM

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:46 AM

Dear all:

 

I have a question regarding the use of x-ray machine for the detection of foreign materials in finished products.

 

Can the use of this x-ray also able to reduce the microbial load of the finished products after being ‘scanned’? Any comment from the forum members is welcomed.

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:17 AM

I would guess it's possible to reduce microbial load, but the levels of exposure differences between x-ray inspection (.2mGy) and irradiation (up to 3,000 mGy) is what sets the definitions apart.

 

If you're relying on this step to make up other short comings in the process, then the answer is a big no.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:47 AM

I would guess it's possible to reduce microbial load, but the levels of exposure differences between x-ray inspection (.2mGy) and irradiation (up to 3,000 mGy) is what sets the definitions apart.

 

If you're relying on this step to make up other short comings in the process, then the answer is a big no.

Fully agree



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

Sterilization machines are totally different to scanning x-ray machines. For inactivation you need - depend on materials - 10-20 kGy.

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:54 AM

Thank you Slab, adelpy & moskito for your valuable feedback.

 

Any more comment from the rest of the forum members, please?

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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