Patent Number: 6,251,279

Title: Heat disinfection of a water supply

Abstract: A system is provided for the heat disinfection of a fluid supply system for a dialysis machine. The system is provided with plastic conduits constructed of a material suitable for heat disinfection, preferably cross linked polyethylene conduit. A source of hot water is provided, and the hot water is flowed through the plastic conduit for sufficient time and at a sufficient temperature to disinfect the plastic conduit. This system uses a heat exchanger that utilizes fluid provided from a boiler to heat the water. The fluid supply system may employ bicarbonate fluid.

Inventors: Peterson; Michael J. (Nashville, TN), Russell; Richard M. (Brentwood, TN)

Assignee: Dialysis Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61L 2/04 (20060101); A61L 2/26 (20060101); B01D 061/24 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018