health care waste treatment Articles

  • 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

  • Better health for all

    Ensuring basic health care for people in low-income countries is critical to the Plan B goal of eradicating poverty and stabilizing population. While heart disease and cancer (largely the diseases of aging), obesity, and smoking dominate health concerns in industrial countries, in developing countries infectious diseases are the overriding health concern. Besides AIDS, the principal diseases of ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • 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

  • Principles of Waste Avoidance and Utilization

    The minimization of wastes requiring disposal is increasingly important as available disposal options become more and more constrained, and particularly as more substances enter everyday use which are not readily decomposed in the natural environment and which can present long term hazards. This note sets out some basic principles for waste minimization in industrial processes, where ...


    By The World Bank

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • Managing medical waste technology: how US hospitals adapted to change

    A total of 78 US hospitals responded to a survey in a nation-wide sample for the purpose of analysing their medical waste technology management practices under changing laws and regulations in the early 1990s. Findings show that 77% of these hospitals implemented changes in one or more of their operations in storage, treatment, handling, transport and disposal of medical waste and staff ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Food Waste and Obesity A UK Epidemic on more than one scale

    Ever since definitions of a ‘healthy’ bodyweight changed in the 1990s, the world seems to be facing an obesity epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert consultation in Geneva that formed the basis for a report that defined obesity – not merely as a coming social catastrophe, but as an “epidemic”. The word ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Solving a messy problem: Covering wastewater treatment in Halton region Ontario, Canada case study

    The Regional Municipality of Halton or Halton Region is located in Southern Ontario, part of the greater Toronto area. Halton owns and operates seven wastewater treatment plants for four Ontario cities in its jurisdiction. These plants are designed to treat wastewater from homes and businesses turning the effluents into biosolids. Turning waste into food requires a process that starts with the ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • 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

  • Ekokem offers a turnkey solution case study

    The operations of the pharmaceutical company Orion are highly regulated. In order to ensure patient safety, the quality requirements for production and waste management are high. Orion's partner in waste management is Ekokem. Guidelines cannot be ignored Orion's research, product development and quality control laboratories utilise a wide range of chemicals. Waste ...


    By Ekokem Oy

  • NHS managers urged to meet carbon reduction targets

    New plan on sustainable health sets out the steps that NHS managers must follow to cut carbon emissions. NHS Managers in the UK will be handed a number of measures they need to take to meet the government's carbon reduction targets, which involves cuttings its carbon emissions by 10% by 2015. This is part of the new “Vision for Sustainable Health: A Route map” to be set out today. ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • Nigeria Receives Incinerator from Private Donor

    WHO has stated recently that over 15% of all medical waste that is disposed of through incineration is done in poor quality machines that are releasing harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. Inciner8 have been supplied medical waste solutions to Nigeria since 2013 to address this problem. The model in use in this ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

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