hospital waste Articles

  • The shredding of hospital and medical waste

    Waste produced in hospitals is a type of waste considered special or dangerous, as the material is composed of different elements:  biological and anatomical components, single use items deriving from surgical treatment, material used by healthcare personnel such as shirts, caps and masks, bandages, medicines used by patients, single-use glass and plastic containers used for extracting and ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Guidelines for Hospital Waste Management in Pakistan

    At present there is no Management of Hospital or Health care Waste anywhere in Pakistan. Although some good basic groundwork has been carried out in an attempt to bring about improvements, the situation remain deplorable and represents a grave health risk, not only to medical staff but also to general public. Hospitals, veterinary clinics, laboratories and other health care facilities generate ...


  • Medical waste management in private hospitals in Kuwait

    Hospitals generate and reject material regularly, and improper management of these wastes leads to public health hazards and environmental pollution. The survey presented in this article was carried out in two major private hospitals, namely, Al-Hadi and Al-Salam Hospitals, to determine quantities of different kinds of waste produced, segregated, collected, stored, transported and disposed off. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hospital Waste Causing Havoc with Human Health

    Hospital waste has become a very important source of spreading infection in the society. It is not that it was not so earlier but the population explosion has reduced the natural barrier and made the spread of infection that much easier. Moreover the generation of waste – per-capita has grown exponentially. Hospitals of today, which were always considered a seat of healing, have become seat of ...

  • Practical Plan For Hospital Food Waste Recovery

    Americans throw away an estimated 40 percent of the total U.S. food supply. Hospitals are a major contributor to this waste stream, with food waste making up 10 to 15 percent of the 6,600 tons of waste they dispose each day. For hospitals with a mission-driven commitment to sustainability, tackling food waste at all levels — from purchasing to food recovery — brings multiple ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Stabilization and utilization of hospital waste as road and asphalt aggregate

    This article reports the operational results of the effective utilization of hospital waste molten slag produced using a high-temperature melting system, and being operated at a hospital in Selangor, Malaysia. The hospital waste is incinerated and subsequently melted at 1200°C. Scanning election microscope (SEM)/EDX results showed that the slag produced after melting contained amounts of SiO2, ...


    By Springer

  • Review on hospital wastes Al Baha University KSA

    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

  • St. Olavs Hospital - case study

    At the St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim the existing buildings are demolished and new hospital facilities are constructed on a surface of 206 600 m2m². The new hospital will have 900 beds. The hospital has chosen an Envac vacuum waste system to provide a high service level and stand up to the high demands on hygiene, occupational health and safety. A new source separating technology for ...


    By Envac AB

  • Gatineau Hospital, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

    Commercial Boiler Application Thermal Energy installed FLU-ACE system to recover 5.5 mmBTU/h of waste heat from the flue gases emanating from three Volcano water tube boilers. The single 16 ft. high FLU-ACE tower replaced three independent boiler steel stacks. The installation is unique in several ways, including the very high temperature of the flue gases (up to 650 °F) processed by the ...

  • Hospital - Birmingham Heartlands - case study

    The combined heat and power (CHP) scheme delivered by ENER-G enables the hospital to generate its own electricity in a purpose designed Energy Centre, cutting emissions of CO2 by 5,600 tonnes per year – the equivalent of a forest of 560,000 trees – as well as reducing other harmful green house gases such as Sulphur Dioxide. Birmingham Heartlands is a major general hospital managed by ...


    By ENER-G

  • Management of healthcare waste in national teaching and referral hospitals in Kenya

    Healthcare waste management in health facilities should include quantification of all categories to support minimisation strategies. The hazardous healthcare waste categories under study, infectious, pathological, sharps and chemical waste were weighed in the two teaching and referral institutions, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching Hospital (MTRH) during the wet and dry season. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eco waste solutions kauai veteran memorial hospital hawaii, USA

    The challenge Kauai Veteran's Memorial Hospital in Hawaii was in need of an on-site medicalwaste disposal system that would address their disposal needs as well as theirlimited space constraints. The location selected for the waste treatment systemwas in a highly visible outdoor courtyard surroundedby hospital rooms. The hospital required a solutionthat would destroy their ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • Biomedical Waste Generation in Puducherry Government General Hospital and Its Management Implications

    In India, not much attention has been paid to the management of biomedical waste (BMW). The present paper describes the collection and disposal of BMW in the Government General Hospital (GH) of Puducherry, India. The authors document (a) the lack of segregation between infectious and noninfectious BMW as well as a failure to implement the prescribed rules for proper management of BMW; (b) ...

  • Infectious Hospital Waste Sterilization by the Rimm Microwave Process : Microbiological Results

    In this paper, preliminary tests are presented to validate the sterilisation capabilities of a new compact apparatus for the sterilisation of medical waste, called MWS ECOPROTECTORTM. The MWS process is constituted of two essential steps: waste shredding and microwave heating in a pressure vessel with a particularly efficient technology called RIMMä ä. Upon shredding, the waste is wetted with a ...


  • Report: Biomedical waste management practices at Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow, India

    Biomedical waste has become a serious health hazard in many countries, including India. Careless and indiscriminate disposal of this waste by healthcare establishments and research institutions can contribute to the spread of serious diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS (HIV) among those who handle it and also among the general public. The present study pertains to the biomedical waste management ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Saint-Vincent Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Boiler/Cogen Heat/Energy Recovery Application Thermal Energy installed designed and implemented an integrated FLU-ACE heat recovery system with cogeneration unit for efficient electrical power generation and an overall reduction in energy consumption. The installation consists of a natural gas fueled engine with a 425 kW generator, waste heat boiler, and FLU-ACE system processing combined flue ...

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