This course presents three categories of decontamination techniques. The first looks at thermal decontamination techniques including steam sterilization, incineration, and liquid effluent decontamination. The second examines chemical decontamination techniques, namely alkaline hydrolysis. The third section looks at other types of decontamination, specifically irradiation, microwave, and plasma.
At the conclusion of this module, learners will be able to describe thermal decontamination technologies; describe chemical decontamination technologies; and, describe other types of decontamination technologies.