medical waste system 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

  • Medical Waste and it’s potential hazards

    A review of medical waste management systems was performed to understand (a) the various handling  and disposal procedures in different countries, ( b) the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved  in medical waste generation, handling and disposal, and (c) the potential impacts of the waste stream on  both human health and the natural environment. The purpose of the study ...

  • Medical waste management - quarterly journal

    Routine inspections at laboratories have found a pattern of hazardous waste management problems in recent years. EPA has discovered chemicals forgotten in university stockrooms for decades, a research lab with wastes in damaged containers, some labeled “unknown”, and a hospital storing a chemical at almost twice the temperature at which it could explode. Improper disposal of waste is ...


  • 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

  • A preliminary study of medical waste management in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria

    Solid waste management (SWM) is a major problem in most developing countries of the world due to its ever growing and endless generation coupled with poor management. In the same vein, medical waste management (MWM) is yet to receive sufficient attention in the overall solid waste management and often times neglected. Though medical waste constitutes a small fraction of the municipal solid waste ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Reuse of Wastewater: Johnson & Johnson Medical

     Johnson & Johnson Medical's Sydney plant is recycling water previously discharged from its water purification system. The project demonstrates that common sense 'low-technology' options for recycling industrial process water can ease pressure on both water supply and sewerage systems, and save money at the same time. Background Johnson & Johnson Medical (J&J) ...


  • An overview of approaches towards improving in-house Medical Waste Management in Bangladesh: a pilot research

    BRAC Bangladesh undertook a pilot project on improving in-house Medical Waste Management (MWM). The project was designed to build awareness among hospital staff and initiate action programs to streamline the existing waste management systems. Project steps were baseline survey, manual development, training, implementation and follow up, and finalisation of the manual. The project was implemented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterisation of medical-waste sterilisation-plant wastewater and a preliminary study of coagulation–flocculation treatment options

    Wastewater from a medical-waste sterilisation plant (MWSP) contains unique pollutants and requires on-site treatment to prevent contamination of the municipal sewage system and receiving water bodies. Therefore, to meet the prescribed discharge standards and comply with the legal regulations, pre-treatment must be applied to MWSP wastewater. In this study, the capabilities of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


  • Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System for LORMA Medical Center – San Fernando City: A LORMA-funded Project to Better Manage its Wastewater

    In cities lacking a centralized sewerage system, hospitals can pose a significant sanitation threat. Their often high population of patients and staff creates a large wastewater problem that could easily overwhelm a normal septic tank. Worse yet, the wastewater generated is often much higher in pathogen levels, due to the waste outputs of infected patients. Thus, hospitals need to take a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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. ...


  • 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 ...


  • Leveraging microgrids in waste-to-energy applications

    What do the waste-to-energy and real estate sectors have in common? In both, location is the key factor influencing the bottom line. Although waste-to-energy conversion technologies continue to improve their efficiency, energy will always be worth more when it is in the right location. With rising energy costs and increasing concern over electric power reliability and sustainability, the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • A Quick Solution: Modular Waste Water Treatment

    Rust corrodes materials and may lead to impurities. As a result, there is a demand across most sectors for components that are protected against corrosion. Cantin SA, headquartered in Domdidier in Switzerland, specializes in the metalworking of rust-proof materials. The company produces complete products and individual components for many different sectors, from medical technology through the ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Landfills: Alaska begins its future of solid waste management

    It seems only fitting that the state earning the moniker as the last frontier might be slightly behind the times when it comes to managing solid waste. Alaska celebrated 50 years of statehood last year, and while many gathered at picnics and other events to lionize improvements to the state’s scant matrix of roads, and the construction of schools, airports and medical facilities, solid ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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