To lay down a procedure for washing and sterilization of glass apparatus.
This SOP covers the procedure for washing and sterilization of glass apparatus is applicable to Quality Control Department Formulation Units
5.1 Wash the glassware thoroughly using soap solution (Extran 1.0%) followed by potable water rinses to remove all the traces of the residues. Finally rinse with purified water.
5.2 Dry the washed glassware at 105°C in oven.
5.3 Cover the open ends of glass apparatus with a caps / cotton plugs and wrap with aluminum foil.
5.4 Sterilize in the autoclave at 15 psi, 121 OC for 20 min.
5.5 Keep the sterilized material in separate and labeled area to avoid mix up with unsterilized material.
5.6 Record the details.
5.7 For new glassware follow the following procedure
5.7.1 Treat the glassware’s with 5%w/v sodium carbonate solution and then soak overnight in 1% v/v solution of Hydrochloric acid.
5.7.2 Rinse the glassware’s with sufficient quantity of potable water and then by purified water.
5.7.3 Further clean the glassware’s as per the routine procedure as above.