Medical Waste Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rotary Kiln Incineration Plant - Case Study

    The R1200 plant was installed in the early 00’s in Macau. The fully integrated system boasts a burn rate if 1200kg per hour and accepts a variety of different waste streams that include, clinical waste, pharmaceutical waste, liquid waste that includes solvents, waste oil, shredded tyres and well as some livestock as large as horses. The rotary kilns incineration principle is defined by one ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • New York Legionella regulations: are they missing the boat?

    Abstract A large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in 2015 prompted NYC to enact law and NYS to propose emergency regulations on the registration and maintenance of cooling towers. This paper describes the fundamental characteristics of point sourced vs. potable water sourced outbreaks and discusses the Bronx outbreak from those perspectives. Ultimately a case is made that ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Antibiotic resistance genes a growing problem in chinese estuaries

    Large amounts of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) have been found throughout estuaries in coastal China, and scientists say they’re causing potentially dangerous changes to local bacteria. When bacteria mutate and become resistant to antibiotics, it endangers human health and life. If antibiotics can’t work properly, infectious diseases will increase, and health-care costs will ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • 2016 has been a momentous year

    Solving more waste management problems for more companies and organisations than ever before has been just one of our many achievements. At this time of year it is always good to look back over the previous twelve months and reflect on what we have achieved.  2016, we have to say, has been an excellent year for Matthews Environmental Solutions because in addition to overcoming a significant ...

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