pharmaceutical product destruction Articles

  • The Benefits Of UV Disinfection In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    The quality standards required for purified water in the production of pharmaceuticals have never been stricter, with manufacturers having to conform to an ever increasing number of international standards. Craig Howarth, Managing Director of Hanovia Limited, introduces a number of interesting new developments in UV technology for disinfection and dechlorination. ...

  • Specification and calibration requirements for industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications

    Introduction Performance and accuracy of industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications are covered by current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Verification of proper operation of process scales is an important factor in finished product Quality Assurance (QA) programs. Incorrect weighing, additions of materials and components in validated processes of formulation, dispensing, and ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

  • Pharmaceutical company cuts costs with baler - Case Study

    Wyeth is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health care products. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs 47,500 people. Wyeth’s manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, employs 1,200 people and produces a variety of solid dose pharmaceutical products. In December 2008, Wyeth installed an Atex baler (X50), purchased through Bramidan’s ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Product Spotlight: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer case study

    Oxidizer case histories in the pharmaceutical industry The pharmaceutical industry faces unique challenges in complying with environmental pollution and emission control regulations. Three pharmaceutical process case studies are examined: fluidized bed drying, tablet coating and reaction vessels, and batch operations. Recently, a contract drug manufacturing company faced violation ...

  • Biodiversity in industrial research and development: implications for developing countries

    It is ironic that at a time when biodiversity is seriously threatened by habitat destruction and other human activities, biochemical and genetic ("biogenetic") resources discovered in nature make a huge contribution to the global economy. Yet only a minimal share of the benefits accrue to the countries providing these resources. Why is this? This paper seeks reasons in the ways that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The particle counter useful for formulation and process developement of parenterals

    Comments by major pharmaceutical company research scientist. We've found the Spectrex to be a very useful tool in formulation and process development for parenteral products in cases where the volume of solution available is limited, and we are primarily interested either in 1) differences in relative numbers and sizes of particles when comparing various formulations or processing treatments, or ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Case study - Catalytic oxidizer catalyst replacement

    Overview A New Jersey pharmaceutical company purchased a thermal incinerator to treat the heptane and hexane exhaust from their capsule wash system. The thermal incinerator"s "tubular" design was modified with a catalyst bed in order to reduce the system"s operational costs. Unfortunately, when operating in the catalytic mode, the oxidizer failed to provide the required ...

  • Development of advanced Raman spectroscopy methods and databases for the evaluation of trace evidence and the examination of questioned documents - Phase II

    Abstract: Researchers from the City University of New York, West Virginia University, the New York Police Department Crime Lab, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have formed a multidisciplinary collaboration to further the application of Raman spectroscopy and non-destructive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis techniques as applied to the evaluation of trace evidence ...


    By AcuTech Scientific Inc.

  • Dual Shaft Shredder

    ¡Dual shaft shredder for plastics/rubber scrap or other solid waste recycling. Harden double shaft shredder are being used for the recycling of plastic film, woven sacks, plastic drums, used computer and office machines, as well as wooden pallets. Harden Industries also supplies custom made ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Supercritical water oxidation presented as alternative to incineration – An update

    Environmentally benign waste disposal is becoming a more and more acute problem. A process now being commercialised, supercritical water oxidation is demonstrating extremely efficient organic waste destruction (99.99%) plus excellent environmental characteristics (none of the emissions associated with incineration). The process is especially suitable for the treatment of wastewater and sludges ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Evaluation of Advanced Water Treatment for Indirect Potable Reuse

    The City of San Diego (City) and MWH recently completed a 18-month pilot testing program to determine the effectiveness of a three-step Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) process to produce water suitable for indirect potable reuse from tertiary water produced at the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP). This testing program was conducted as part of the City’s Water Reuse Study, which was ...

  • Case study - Pharmacuetical Company chooses the QUADRANT NRV Thermal Oxidizer

    Faced with meeting the needs of their Pharma Industry MACT Standards, one Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical Manufacturer called on Catalytic Products International, Inc. The challenge for Catalytic Products International was to design a system that was able to process the ultra-high LEL (high concentration of VOC’s) and deal with corrosive acids produced in the process off gas and the ...

  • Single solvent

    The Customer'This company is a leading manufacturer ot polvrner ba^ed textiles, which are used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The ProcessThe customer has a single-solvent process that uses MEK. If this process has a leak, the leakage is diverted into an oxidizer for destruction. Leakage levels must be kept BELOW 5% LFL to optimize the process, save product ...

  • Carbon offsets from organic waste conversion projects

    The Climate Act ion Reserve (the Reserve) has long had a protocol to give credit for the capture and destruction of methane emissions from organic waste in landfills, but they have now opened up the possibility of credits for projects that prevent that waste from entering landfills in the first place. In October 2009, the Reserve adopted the Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol, covering both ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Case study - RTOs leave nothing to HAP-penstance

    PROBLEM The United States EPA promulgated a ruling in 40 CFR, imposing strict new standards to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The agency's rule was intended to reduce emissions of a number of air toxins and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), including methylene chloride, ...

  • Emission Control Strategies and Technologies for the Chemical Processing Industry: An interview with Chris Anguil

    AC: Could you please provide our readers with a brief introduction to the industries that Anguil Environmental works within? CA: Our thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems are applied on any industrial process that is regulated for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) or Nitrogen Oxides (NOX). Some of these industries include chemical ...

  • The use of portable and handheld Raman spectroscopy for forensic investigations

    The Raman technique is gaining widespread acceptance as an investigative tool for forensic applications. This article focuses on the use of portable and handheld Raman spectroscopy in the field of forensic science and illustrates it with real-world examples. The benefits of Raman spectroscopy are well recognized for the molecular identification of unknown molecular compounds and as a result the ...


    By B&W Tek

  • The Use Of UV For Dechlorination

    For many years chemical disinfection techniques have been used to provide microbiologically pure water for industrial and domestic use. Free chlorine, typically introduced by municipal water treatment plants in gaseous form, has been employed for many decades as a primary oxidising agent for the control of microbiological growth. Free chlorine can also be introduced through the injection of ...

  • UV set to dominate the municipal industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes. Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped.  Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Dry/Wet Scrubbers for Clean Air Compliance

    Air-scrubbing venturis and towers may be the answer to clean air compliance for small- to medium-sized companies. Forthcoming requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will inventory many more specific chemicals considered hazardous. From acetaldehyde to xylenes, the list regulated under the air taxies program includes 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). That number may ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

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