The mercury cell process is a formerly widely-used production technique for the production of chlorine and caustic soda. The liquid metal, mercury, acts as cathode (negative pole) in this process. In the past, the loss of mercury during the process (to air, soil and water) led to serious health and environmental problems. Therefore, most European chlorine producers have decided to phase out the mercury cell process by 2020. Nevertheless, even today, almost 6000 tons of mercury is used per year for chlorine production in Europe alone. As a result of this, yearly waste outputs contain around 1200 tons of mercury, which are stored on-site or sent off for disposal.
By econ industries services GmbH based in Starnberg, GERMANY.
Our hazardous waste shredders are perfectly suited for the chemically aggressive material in your hospital waste. After the shredding process, the material can be optimally utilised thermally or disposed of together with municipal solid waste once it has been sterilised. The shredding is so effective that the granulate does not give any indications of the source material. Hospital waste consists of very different types of waste and requires special treatment during disposal due to the presence of infectious and highly contaminated materials. Depending on the waste type or classification, the hospital itself might need to specially treat the waste or store it in dedicated plastic containers or drums on-site.
By UNTHA Shredding Technology Gmbh based in Kuchl, AUSTRIA.
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