health care waste treatment Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Environmentally sound - Case study

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of “universal wastes” regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations, codified at Title 40 of the C.F.R., Part 273. 83 Fed. Reg. 11654. According to EPA, this action would benefit the many manufacturing facilities and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Foundries Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Grundon - Kennetholme Quarry

    The prime objective of the new wash plant is to process ‘as-dug' material in a replacement for the existing Grundon operation at the nearby Padworth Quarry where mineral processing will soon cease. Kennetholme has over 10 years of reserves of a flint based sand and gravel. The new plant site was originally an old paper mill works. Some of the old infrastructure has proved useful for the new ...


    By DUO (Europe) plc

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

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