Sterilization by Filtration: Advantages & Disadvantages


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Filtration is a method of sterilization best used for:

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1. Filters have _____, or small holes within them, that stop substances from passing through

2. The process of separating out matter based on chemical or physical properties is better known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz tests you on definitions related to the process of sterilization through filtration. The questions will give you an important term and you will identify characteristics of the term. Other questions will require you to complete the sentence with the correct term. These questions will provide you the definition in the question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Uses of filtration
  • Small holes in filters
  • Process of separating out matter bases on chemical or physical properties
  • Medication, or a more technical term for it
  • Disadvantages of sterilization by filtration

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sterilization by filtration lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding small holes in filters and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the pros and cons of sterilization by filtration

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the related lesson to learn on this topic. The lesson is called Sterilization by Filtration: Advantages & Disadvantages, and it covers the following topics:

  • Understanding filtration of water
  • Describing the pros and cons of sterilization by filtration
  • Explaining what pharmaceuticals are and their relationship to the filtration process