health care waste incinerator Articles

  • Mayo finds technical fix to reduce incinerator emissions

    While the medical waste incinerator at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., consistently met state and federal emission requirements, facility leaders wanted to find a way to go beyond these standards. Mayo Clinic’s medical waste incinerator serves Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, which form the largest group medical practice in the world, and processes 2,000 ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Incinerator ops do slow burn over proposed EPA guidelines

    Hospitals and health care facilities are keeping a wary eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, awaiting the latest word on the agency’s efforts to regulate the incineration of medical wastes. Under the pending guidelines, some predict that many of the nation’s remaining 57 medical waste incinerators will be unable to meet the costs or the technological challenges of retrofitting their ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • Net Zero Waste – So What?

    Leading world organizations warn us that economic growth and social development cannot be sustained with our current consumption, production and disposal patterns. Yet in spite of increasing sustainability initiatives and better product and recovery technologies, global waste continues to grow at an alarming rate. According to ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) global communities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cementatious considerations for medical waste solidification - safety online

    The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the increased risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens in handling body fluids and disposal of items that have been tainted by these fluids, awareness and education for the prevention of percutaneous wounds is the ...


  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • Trade sustainability impact assessment on the environmental goods agreement - Case Study

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 24 January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the EU, together with 13 other WTO members pledged to launch negotiations to liberalise global trade in environmental goods (EGs). The negotiations are employing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) list of environmental goods as a starting point with the intent of expanding it to liberalise a "broad ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • 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, ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pharmaceutical company cuts costs with baler - Case Study

    Wyeth is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health care products. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs 47,500 people. Wyeth’s manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, employs 1,200 people and produces a variety of solid dose pharmaceutical products. In December 2008, Wyeth installed an Atex baler (X50), purchased through Bramidan’s ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • 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 ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Dry/Wet Scrubbers for Clean Air Compliance

    Air-scrubbing venturis and towers may be the answer to clean air compliance for small- to medium-sized companies. Forthcoming requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will inventory many more specific chemicals considered hazardous. From acetaldehyde to xylenes, the list regulated under the air taxies program includes 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). That number may ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • Pollutants in Urban Wastewater and Sewage Sludge

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Water policy in the European Union is aiming to promote sustainable water use and a major ...

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

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