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Pressurised steam with alkaline hydrolysis as a means of inactivating TSE agents - SE1434

Neither autoclaving nor exposure to alkali reliably and totally inactivate TSE infectivity but their combination is very effective. An American company, WR2, has developed a system that combines these procedures in a system that is capable of quickly and completely digesting large animal carcasses. We will validate whether this system completely destroys TSE infectivity. If so, it will provide a commercial alternative to the incineration of Iar e animal carcasses, SRM and MBM.
Project Documents
• Final Report : SE1434: Pressurised steam with Alkaline Hydrolysis as a means of Inactivating TSE agents   (89k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2002

Cost: £223,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute for Animal Health (BBSRC)
Animal Health              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Health