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  • Currently, there are many available novel methods that intend to substitute, or at least to be an alternative to the current sterilization techniques. Among them, chlorine dioxide gas, hydrogen peroxide in vapor or liquid phase, ozone or nitrogen dioxide are the most promising technologies that could cover some of the applications.
    This thesis, framed in an existing Azbil Telstar Technologies R&D project, intends to:
    1. Characterize all physic-chemical parameters related to the Hydrogen Peroxide: vapor/gas proportion depending on the injected phase and ambient conditions, concentration, diffusion coefficient, etc.,
    2. Analysis of the effect of each of the environmental parameters on different type of microorganisms (biological indicators), different initial population, different claimed D-Values, etc. In addition, but included in this point, it is important to challenge the current validation method using the Geobacillus Stearothermophilus.
    3. Deliver a scientific and technical overview of the existing technologies with its own advantages and drawbacks, potential applications, economic and technical feasibility, etc.
    4. Characterization of other novel methods, such as Chlorine Dioxide (depending on the workload).