medical waste incineration system 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 ...

  • Recycling; Segregation of Waste; Use of Recycled Products; Energy Conservation: Flinders Medical Centre

     Background Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) initiated the Healthy Environment Project in December 1991 with the aim of minimising waste and exploring other environmental initiatives. FMC is a public teaching hospital in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, with 500 beds and 3,000 staff. Over the past two decades, hospitals have increasingly sought to minimise the risk of ...


  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Great advances in resource efficiency - recycling nonwoven process waste

    In the past, there has been no simple technical solution for recycling nonwoven process waste, which consists of side trim and reject rolls. They have been sent to landfill or in the best case incinerated for energy recovery. In October 2011, a pair of recycling extruders was installed on the Windsor Locks, CT, USA, spunbond machine producing nonwovens for medical fabrics. The purpose of the ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • High technology comes to Hazardous waste disposal – Case Study

    Skyrocketing hazardous waste disposal costs for the USC/ Division, of C.R. Bard, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts led them to a high technology solution. USC/, a medical products manufacturer that develops and produces angioplasty catheters, had seen its solid hazardous waste disposal costs rise to almost $500 per 55- ga/lon drum, excluding costs associated with inplant storage, handling, and ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • 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

  • A cure for Environmental Emissions case study

    Disposing of nearly 1 million pounds of medical waste a month is no easy task. The wet electrostatic precipitator, installed at Rochester, MN-based Mayo Clinic, seems to be just what the doctor ordered. While the medical waste incinerator at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, consistently met state and federal emission requirements, facility leadership recognized that installing a wet electrostatic ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Carbon Injection Proves Effective In Removing Dioxins

    Untitled Document Summary: During the past several years, there has been growing concern about emission of polychlorinated di-benzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated ...

  • Resourcing the future 2016, London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track?

    The following presentation was given in the form of a speech by Zero Waste Europe Director, Joan Marc Simon at the ‘Resourcing the Future 2016’ conference organised by CIWM in London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track? Yes, but it is still too slow, in need of some fine-tuning and to escape bad habits from the past. The ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA proposes updates to CISWI rules

    On June 4, 2010, the U.S. EPA proposed updates to the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (NSPS Subpart CCCC) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units (EG Subpart DDDD), collectively referred to as the "CISWI Rules." In order to describe the proposed updates to the CISWI Rules, it is necessary ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Out of the water, out of harms way

    Across the nation scientists are detecting low concentrations of pharmaceuticals in lakes, streams, drinking water sources and in soils irrigated with reclaimed water, according to the United State Geological Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Over 80% of waterways tested in the US show traces of common medications such as acetaminophen, hormones, blood pressure medicine, ...

  • Flux force condensation scrubbing

    Flux force condensation scrubbing technology is used to capture fine (submicron) particulate at extremely high efficiency. It is a preferred method when using wet scrubbing to collect and control dioxins from combustion sources. As an added benefit, through the use of condensation, the water vapor plume commonly associated with a wet scrubbing system can be effectively eliminated. The overall ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Final CISWI rule

    On March 21, 2011, in parallel with publication of the Boiler National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rules and the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) rule, EPA promulgated the final updates to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units, collectively referred to as the “2011 CISWI Rules.”1 The 2011 ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 ...

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • Hydro Polymers: Searching for a More Sustainable PVC

    Over the last five years, the European PVC industry has been forced to reassess the environmental impact of its products in the face of continuing pressure from environmental groups, governments and end users. Hydro Polymers, one of two PVC manufacturers in the UK, is forging ahead of its competitors through a partnership with sustainability consultancy The Natural Step. The company is launching ...

  • What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water

    As pharmaceuticals taint rivers and lakes, scientists search for solutions. There’s no way around it, the headlines are disturbing. And they come, not from tabloids or click-bait blogs, but from papers published in scientific journals. They describe fish and birds responding with altered behavior and reproductive systems to antidepressants, diabetes medication, and other ...


    By Ensia

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