Medical Waste Articles

  • Show Us Your Baler!

    Do you have a Harmony baler in use at your housing, commercial, or medical facility? WE WANT TO SEE IT!  TELL US YOUR STORY! As a third generation, family-owned business, we love to hear stories of how our products are helping customers with their waste handling and recycling needs!  We also value the importance of how our equipment helps to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • C36TC Product Spotlight Announced!

    People who manage office buildings, hospitals, hotels, and apartment buildings know the challenges of collecting and disposing of waste.  Waste that is deposited down many floors in a chute system can pile up quickly, creating not only a mess, but also health and fire hazards. ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Quit wasting time in wastewater filtration

    Susan takes pride in the work she does each day. After all, without her expertise in the lab, the plants and animals that live in and around her community’s waterways could suffer. ...


    By GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • Taking a responsible approach to medical waste in Pakistan - Case Study

    The growing risk to public health. With the rapid growth in population across Pakistan it is becoming more of a challenge to safely and securely dispose of medical waste.  With the continuing risks to public health it is essential that waste is not only properly disposed of but also managed. With many healthcare facilities found to be operating without a suitable waste ...

  • Measles and HIV Research Programmes - Case Study

    The Medical Research Council (MRC) has units based in Uganda and Gambia. These were the chosen countries to introduce a state of the art incinerators to help tackle the Measles and HIV outbreak that plagues millions of people. Client Overview The MRC’s focal point is medical science that will provide life changing improvement to the health systems in both the UK and in ...

  • Improving the basic healthcare of Nigeria - Case Study

    UNICEF is working with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to improve the health care system of Nigeria. They collaborated with Addfield for a trial run of 16 containerised incinerators that were sent to medical facilities in Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Kogi and Kwara. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for the safety of children across the globe. They have created ...

  • Moredun Group incinerator vital part of research centre - Case Study

    Moredun Group benefits the welfare of farm animals through research. An incinerator was needed to destroy the clinical waste produced on site, to prevent a bio-security hazard. Client overview Moredun Group is a worldwide renowned animal health and welfare centre, that specialises in the research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock. In 1995, the ...

  • Waste management in Algeria - Case Study

    Client Overview Stidest specialises in the collection, treatment and incineration of waste. Their main groups are pharmaceutical, veterinary, medical and paramedical. This usually consists of expired drugs, waste with a risk of infection and general medical waste you would expect to find at a hospital. Stidest’s main asset was their incinerators, but the ones that they ...

  • Medical waste incinerators are the next logical step for many countries - Case Study

    Worldwide medical waste incinerators are making a huge difference to waste control, many clinics and hospitals that just a few years ago either buried or burned their medical waste are now utilising the benefits of incinerators to help them take the next step toward better health. Even generating heat and hot water and in some larger cases electricity generation are available. ...

  • Medical Waste Management Facility Isle of Man – Addfield C1000 - Case Study

    Offsetting environmental and biosecurity issues whilst providing cost benefits by managing waste on the island. In 2006, Addfield-Techtrol installed a 1000kg per hour medical waste treatment plant on the Isle of Man, UK. The plant was integrated into the existing municipal waste site and conceived to manage a wide variety of hazardous waste streams that included clinical waste, ...

  • Ebola attacks Africa - Case Study

    When Ebola struck Africa, the most important objective was to contain the virus to prevent the spread of the disease; with the near future goal of eradicating the devastating disease. Client overview Addfield were approached by MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières‎) to provide incinerators to Liberia in support of their ‘Stop Ebola’ campaign and WFP ...

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Harmony Offers Needs Assessments For Medical Facilities Nationwide

    Medical facilities and nursing homes face unique challenges when it comes to managing their waste and recycling.  Medical facilities produce a variety of waste types, often in large volumes.  The physical size of buildings and intricate floor plans add to the complexity of efficient mitigation of this waste.  Managers need efficient ways to deal with the excess waste that is ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Keeping hygiene front of mind

    Hygiene is drummed into us from a young age. It usually starts with the more unsavoury lessons – like don’t pick your nose – and gradually migrates to the importance of showers, deodorant and good sexual health. It’s only when some of us dedicate themselves to caring for others do we fully appreciate how important hygiene is. In a good hospital robust ...


    By DDC Dolphin Ltd

  • A time to reflect … and to look ahead

    Past achievements and future targets for the world’s leading incinerator specialists It’s almost Christmas and another (extremely hectic) year is now drawing to a close.  So although it is a time when we can look back with enormous pride on twelve months that were crammed with impressive achievements and at a few of the momentous moments in our calendar, it also time to ...

  • Medical Waste - Empowering Change - Case Study

    Your biohazardous waste can create long term cost and serious environmental outcomes. Acute medical waste issues require immediate and accurate response to avoid spread of infection. Fact. The abundance of untreated medical waste quickly escalates into a threat to humanity and the Inciner8 medical product range provides a precise solution capable of dealing with a ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Coming along nicely our client travels from Jersey to inspect the progress of their new medical waste incinerator

    We’ve often talked about how most of the waste incineration plant we manufacture is either personally customised or are bespoke projects that have been individually designed and built to meet specific requirements.  When we are engineering ‘one-off’ units such as these it is quite normal for our clients to pay us a ...

  • Photodegradation of some brominated and phenolic micropollutants in raw hospital wastewater with CeO2 and TiO2 nanoparticles

    In this study, the degradations of 2,3,4,5,6-pentabromotoluene (PBT), 2,3,4,5,6-pentabromoethyl benzene (PBEB), triclosan (TCS) and gemfibrozil (GFZ) in raw hospital wastewater were investigated with cerium (IV) oxide and titanium (IV) oxide nanoparticles considering the mechanisms of adsorption, photolysis, and photocatalysis with UV-C lamps. The effects of nano-CeO2 and nano-TiO2 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EHS Compliance audit planning: tips for success

    Drawing on her extensive experience in auditing sites across many different industries and jurisdictions our Expert Services Manager, Sarah Toussaint, provides her key tips for making EHS compliance audits a success. ...

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