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Table 1 Energy and water consumption values for the machines used according to the manufacturers

From: Environmental sustainability in endodontics. A life cycle assessment (LCA) of a root canal treatment procedure

Machine Brand Power (kW) Time (mins) Energy (kWh) Water (litres)
Dishwasher KEN IWD 2314 1.00 50.00 0.83 55
Autoclave (with built in compressor) Matachana SC500 21.00 57.00 19.95 6**
Central compressor Kaeser SM15T 9.00 see Table 2 see Table 2 0
Washing machine Electrolux * 50.00 0.4–1.0 197
Dryer Electrolux 24.00 15.00 6.00 0
Intraoral Imaging (per image) Planmeca ProX 0.5600 0.0003 0.0002 0
DAC UNIVERSAL Nitram 11.0000 12.0000 2.2000 0.3334
  1. Assorted units in kilowatt (kW), minutes and litres