health care waste treatment Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Solving the problem of emerging contaminants in drinking water: Taming the Monster

    Products that are part of our daily lives are now said to be potential sources of pollution in drinking water especially in industrialised communities. Recent studies show that a huge amount of personal care products, pharmaceuticals and household materials are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Occupational hygiene at a drum composting plant in Hyvinkää, Finland

    Refuse disposal and treatment must be safe for employees. Organic dust of waste origin, perhaps containing microbes, may be harmful to health. Microbes, especially fungi but also thermophilic Actinomycetes bacteria, may cause allergy and asthma (Terho et al. 1993; Madigan et al. 1997). Usually fungi cause hypersensitivity (Madigan et al. 1997) and the most common syndrome is allergic rhinitis ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Joint working and efficiency gains

    The entire globe is suffering at the hands of the worst recession to hit since the 1940s, and this is not only a concern for the financial sector and people with savings and investments, but it is also a major worry for municipal authorities who are charged with delivering front line services that underpin our modern way of life—policing, health care, schooling and, of course, waste ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Mitigating Industrial Pollution Along the Atlantic Coast of Cameroon: An Overview of Government Efforts

    This paper presents an overview of the initiatives that have been formulated by the government of Cameroon to address the problem of industrial pollution. It also prescribes robust recommendations that could be employed to save the Atlantic coast of Cameroon from industrial pollutants. After the participation of Cameroon in the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the government took a ...


    By Springer

  • A Look at the Impact of Proposed Water Standard to Prevent Legionnaires` Disease

    From the standpoint of water treatment industry experts, failure to prevent legionellosis (or Legionnaires’ Disease) is the most significant water treatment problem today. Essentially every case of the disease is the result of exposure to inadequately managed building watersystems, and both utility and potable water systems can be the source of the hazard (i.e., Legionella bacteria). In ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • PPCPs: Preparing for an uncertain regulatory future

    A recent study published in Environmental Pollution* identified 56 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in effluent samples from 50 large wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. Among the products found in samples were commonly prescribed anti-psychotic and antihypertensive drugs. As more studies continue to fuel public concerns over risks to public health and the environment, wastewater ...

  • Simplifying compliance for manufacturers

    Manufacturers must comply with legislation to declare the amount of packaging they’re placing on the market. The problem is the rules dictating what companies need to declare are different in every single country. Global health, beauty and home care product market leader Amway has appointed Lorax ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Antibiotic resistance genes a growing problem in chinese estuaries

    Large amounts of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have been found throughout estuaries in coastal China, and scientists say they’re causing potentially dangerous changes to local bacteria. When bacteria mutate and become resistant to antibiotics, it endangers human health and life. If antibiotics can’t work properly, infectious diseases will increase, and health-care costs will ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • How Baxter significantly reduced costs with a new SDS authoring solution - Case study

    Baxter International Inc. is a global healthcare company that, through its subsidiaries, assists health-care professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions. In total, the company has 250 global facilities and is represented in more than 110 countries around the world, employing more than 48,000 team members. Baxter produces approximately 200 biopharmaceuticals, most ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Happy Customers, Healthy Business

    As the wastewater treatment industry becomes more competitive, customer service gives businesses the chance to rise above their competitors. Customer service is key in all industries. The water treatment industry is no exception. As the treatment of both drinking water and wastewater becomes a continually more competitive industry, with an ever-growing number of new companies offering ...

  • Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membrane Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

    Microfiltration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF) are membrane-based filtering technologies that use thin layers of semipermeable material to separate out contaminating particles, such as organic material, bacteria, suspended solids, and other pollutants. In industries such and dairy, pharmaceutical, and chemical, the separated material may be a product they are recovering, and more facilities ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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 ...

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