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 two chemical decontamination techniques, namely alkaline hydrolysis and kill tanks. The third section looks at physical 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 physical decontamination technologies.