biohazard Articles

  • Medical Waste - Empowering Change - Case Study

    Your biohazardous waste can create long term cost and serious environmental outcomes. Acute medical waste issues require immediate and accurate response to avoid spread of infection. Fact. The abundance of untreated medical waste quickly escalates into a threat to humanity and the Inciner8 medical product range provides a precise solution capable of dealing with a ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Technology Innovation Leadership Award Biohazardous Waste Treatment North America, 2014

    Frost & Sullivan’s Global Research Platform Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. The company’s research philosophy originates with the CEO’s360-Degree Perspective, which serves as the foundation of its TEAM Research ...

  • ES & E OZONATOR Publication Nov 2011

    Disposal of biohazardous material has long been a serious and costly problem for hospitals, clinics, research institutes, bio-industries, airports, ports and other generators of biohazardous and regulated medical waste. Until now, incineration, heat, steam or dangerous chemicals have been the only way to treat many of these wastes. Not only are these processes costly, but they leave a high carbon ...

  • Florida hospital complex goes green with recycling, biodegradable programs

    For Earth Day 2009, Rob Lester really had something special to celebrate. Just one year after launching a biodegradable project at Florida’s Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, some 1.5 million Styrofoam cups, bowls and plates and plastic utensils are no longer being sent to the landfill. That program has proven so successful that the 200-bed medical center and its ...

  • Cleaning up by cleaning up

    Historically, some big businesses have made big messes. Greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills and unsafe water have become unsavoury but all-too-commonplace topics in the news and industry is beginning to sit up and take notice. Within the past couple of decades, businesses have been cropping up in Saskatchewan with the goal of cleaning up others’ messes - or simply keeping a mess from ...

  • Asbestos in water? How to address ‘non-standard’ samples of industrial and other effluents

    Biohazards and other interferences complicate the employment of off-the-shelf asbestos in water methods by traditional TEM techniques. Laboratories must implement creative strategies to prepare and analyze these samples to produce meaningful analytical data. Laboratory and personnel safety have to be considered before sample handling. The interferences also greatly diminished any reasonable ...

  • Be prepared: It’s not just for boy scouts

    The Boy Scouts have a motto: “Be prepared.” Their founder, Robert Baden-Powell, was once asked: “Prepared for what?” His response: “Why, for any old thing.” So it is with the Boy Scouts, so it should be with the modern waste hauler in an era where “any old thing” can range from improperly discarded radioactive and biohazardous waste to signs of ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Energy-Efficient Biological Safety Cabinet Reduces Energy Costs While Ensuring Safety

    Abstract As the primary containment devices within laboratories, biological safety cabinets (BSCs) are critical to protect personnel, product and environment from exposure to biohazards and cross-contamination during routine daily procedures. Because of this vital role, the biological safety cabinet is one of the most essential and highly used pieces of equipment within a laboratory. ...


    By The Baker Company

  • Infectious Diseases and Ozone

    OZONE kills all known Virus & Pathogens.There is a lack of information on the proper handling and disposal of the medical waste associated with diseases like Ebola, which is a level 4 bio-hazard. The quantity of medical and biohazard waste that is generated during a outbreak in a hospital can increase five fold and during the treatment of Ebola patients and other highly contagious diseases, ...

  • Educational Incinerators: Managing waste

    Colleges, schools and universities with extensive science departments regularly generate large amounts of biohazardous waste. This type of waste must be managed in order to prevent contamination to local water supplies, and to prevent the spread of infection. However, aside from scientific waste, education institutions also produce organic waste from kitchens and a lot of  ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • 10 Pre-Incineration Tips for Medical Waste

    Here is a list of 10 useful tips for pre-processing of medical waste to get the best from your waste management process. Segregate wastes at the source to minimize the volume of actual ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Biological Safety Canopy Exhaust Connection Saves Energy and Improves Overall Safety Performance

    Abstract With environmental resources becoming more and more limited and energy costs on the rise, reducing energy consumption is an important consideration for every laboratory. It is especially important in light of an analysis published by the US Environmental Protection Agency concluded that laboratories consume five to 10 times more energy per square foot than typical office ...


    By The Baker Company

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ebola Waste Preparedness

    A straight forward plan to deal with an issue that may seem new to many of you however this issue has been successfully addressed for decades. It’s all over the news, landfills that won’t accept ashes from incinerated waste, towns and states that won’t let waste be transported across their borders, special permits, Category A Packaging, warehouses full of drums and 6mil liners. ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Biofilms reduce cooling tower efficiency, increase cost, and create a biohazard

    Definition: Biofilm is a gelatinous layer that forms in cooling water systems on heat transfer surfaces, fill material, and basins. Biofilm consists of microbial cells, the polysaccharide biopolymer they produce, and debris extracted from the recirculating cooling water. Problems Caused by Biofilm: Physical plugging of cooling tower fill, tubes, and water passages Accelerated ...

  • Measles and HIV Research Programmes - Case Study

    The Medical Research Council (MRC) has units based in Uganda and Gambia. These were the chosen countries to introduce a state of the art incinerators to help tackle the Measles and HIV outbreak that plagues millions of people. Client Overview The MRC’s focal point is medical science that will provide life changing improvement to the health systems in both the UK and in ...

  • Your guide to ISO cleanroom classifications

    Most cleanrooms installed today (over 90 percent) are positive-pressure rooms that are categorized according to ISO 14644-1 cleanroom classifications, which rank clean rooms according to the number of particles per cubic meter by micrometer size. This is an effective way of classifying positive-pressure clean rooms — and indicating ...


    By Duroair Technologies Inc.

  • Airflow principles for effective industrial clean rooms

    Compromised performance. Reduced life. Increased operating costs. Just three consequences of particulates finding its way into large, complex, high-value products. Whether you're building a jet engine, assembling a satellite, or finishing a boat, cleanliness is critical for product quality. Every manufacturer of marine, aerospace, or defense products understands that an ...


    By Duroair Technologies Inc.

  • Robots vs Humans: Which is Safer for Tank Cleaning?

    Until recently, human crews have been cleaning tanks in industrial settings exclusively. But, with the latest technology emerging, robots are taking over the task. It is no longer necessary for  Plant Managers to put their crews in hazardous, confined places for ...


    By Ecorobotics

  • Bird Droppings – A Strange but Real Human Hazard

    Posted by atlanticei If you need assistance with bird droppings as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or email us at info@atlenv.comfor details and a free estimate. Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President October ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

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