clinical waste Articles

  • A Survey of Environmental Safety Issues at 20 Medical Clinics

    In the study described in this article, the authors performed safety walk-throughs or inspections for 20 clinics located both inside a major medical center clinic (onsite) and away from the main clinic site (offsite). A checklist was used to evaluate compliance with institutional, local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. The results obtained at onsite clinics were compared with the ...

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Treatment of Biomedical Waste with Ozone

    In 2006, the annual American Hospital Association survey on hospitals reported there were nearly 950,000 hospital beds in the U.S.1 In Canada in 2005 the number of acute care hospital beds was approximately 103,000.2 Combined, there are over 1 million hospital beds in Canada and the U.S. Annual waste production in hospitals is about 2 tonnes per hospital bed, or about 2,000,000 ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Medical Waste and it’s potential hazards

    A review of medical waste management systems was performed to understand (a) the various handling  and disposal procedures in different countries, ( b) the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved  in medical waste generation, handling and disposal, and (c) the potential impacts of the waste stream on  both human health and the natural environment. The purpose of the study ...

  • Waste management in Algeria - Case Study

    Client Overview Stidest specialises in the collection, treatment and incineration of waste. Their main groups are pharmaceutical, veterinary, medical and paramedical. This usually consists of expired drugs, waste with a risk of infection and general medical waste you would expect to find at a hospital. Stidest’s main asset was their incinerators, but the ones that they ...

  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care workers potential to become infected. Hepatitis B has ...

  • Review on hospital wastes and its possible treatments

    Medical waste management is of a great importance due to its potential impact to environment and consequently to human health. In the recent years, many efforts have been made by environmental regulatory agencies and waste generators to better managing the wastes from healthcare facilities. In the past, medical waste was often mixed with municipal solid waste and disposed in residential waste ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • PCR assay targeting virulence genes of Helicobacter pylori isolated from drinking water and clinical samples in Lahore metropolitan, Pakistan

    Helicobacter pylorus is considered for chronic gastritis, gastric ulcers and adenocarcinoma and its high infection rate is observed in overcrowded and lower socioeconomic groups in developing countries. This study was designed to identify the role of drinking water in the transmission and prevalence of H. pylori (HP). Selective HP medium was developed for enrichment and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Sector Waste Review Service

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants generate a variety of waste streams throughout the production, supply and organisational processes. While the day-to-day activities are similar from one plant to the next, the actual processes used in pharmaceutical manufacturing ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Expert witness - energy from waste plant

    The task S Grundon Ltd operates a clinical waste incinerator and municipal waste recycling facility at its Colnbrook facility ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Grundon Waste Management Ltd. – England - Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF

    Customer Grundon Waste Management Ltd. is the largest privately owned waste management company in the UK. The company was founded in 1929 and has moved into landfill operation, waste collection, and most recently into harnessing energy from waste. The company offers a wide range of waste collection services spanning mixed recyclables, general (non-recyclable) waste, clinical and hazardous ...

  • Waste Management Solutions for Queens Hospital case study

    Client: Queens Hospital Location: Romford, Essex Date: 01/03/2012 Sector: Public Healthcare To implement a service provision that included a Food and Dry Mixed Recycling Service About the project: GPT Waste has been providing waste service provision to Queens Romford since contract award in ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Federal grants support food waste solutions in Connecticut

    Federal grants totaling $100,000 have been designated to help Connecticut meet federal, state, and local efforts to divert food from landfills while helping provide healthy food to the hungry, protecting the environment, and saving money for businesses and consumers. The Center for EcoTechnology, a nonprofit organization focused on food waste, will use a portion of those grants to provide ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Assessment of medical waste management in educational hospitals of Tehran University

    Medical waste includes materials that are produced in the course of health protection, medical treatment and scientific research; it forms a separate category of medical or health care waste (Republic of Croatia, 1996b and 2004; Capak, 2001; Ropeik and Gray, 2002). However, it seems that the fraction of waste generated at medical institutions, known as special or regulated medical waste (Lee et ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Medical waste incinerators are the next logical step for many countries - Case Study

    Worldwide medical waste incinerators are making a huge difference to waste control, many clinics and hospitals that just a few years ago either buried or burned their medical waste are now utilising the benefits of incinerators to help them take the next step toward better health. Even generating heat and hot water and in some larger cases electricity generation are available. ...

  • Medical Waste Management Facility Isle of Man – Addfield C1000 - Case Study

    Offsetting environmental and biosecurity issues whilst providing cost benefits by managing waste on the island. In 2006, Addfield-Techtrol installed a 1000kg per hour medical waste treatment plant on the Isle of Man, UK. The plant was integrated into the existing municipal waste site and conceived to manage a wide variety of hazardous waste streams that included clinical waste, ...

  • Guidance on Hazardous Waste Rules Issued Amid Delays to New Regime

    Technical guidance on how to interpret the new EU definition of hazardous waste has been published by the Environment Agency to help industry navigate a course through a bewildering range of semi-implemented EU law. 1 The new system, soon to replace the UK's 'special waste' regime, will significantly increase the range of wastes falling under special controls, but regulations paving the way for ...

  • Innovative Torbed Process Reactor Technology

    The TORBED Process Reactor Technology is being commercially applied to recovery of metals, catalysts and dry scrubbing of gaseous effluents amongst many other novel uses. Recent innovations in the pasteurisation and densification of clinical wastes for recovery and high intensity waste wood combustion will be described and the results achieved discussed. New areas of application will also be ...


    By Torftech Group

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