Medical Waste Articles

  • 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.

  • Treating pharmaceutical wastewater - Case Study

    A pharmaceutical facility in the Caribbean had an existing wastewater treatment process that utilized a sequencing batch reactor (SBR). SBRs use large tanks to collect wastewater, then a number of different options can be employed to treat the water (such as chemicals addition, aeration and mixing). When an SBR aerobically breaks waste down, it can produce a high volume of air that needs to be ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 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 ...


    By Todaysure Limited

  • Case study - Allburn Incinerators

    PROJECT 19 off containerised Allburn 3 Incinerators World Health Organisation—Ethiopia PROJECT DESCRIPTION Top loaded, diesel fired, low capacity incinera-tors, factory -installed within 20’ ISO shipping containers, for the disposal of bagged general/clinical waste from hospital and clinics, animal and industrial waste. To be ...


    By Todaysure Limited

  • GPT Waste Management support Stockport Homes Charity Fundraiser

    In October 2016, GPT Waste, donated 6 VIP Manchester United tickets to Stockport Homes to help raise funds for their chosen charity, St Ann’s Hospice. Stockport Homes approached GPT Waste in September for support with their Charity of the Year raffle which was held in line with their annual staff awards evening in October. GPT Waste were asked for any contributions to help ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Leading from the front

    As one of the world’s leading incinerator design companies we have to stay ahead of the game. There is an old saying in business and it goes: “If you stand still you get left behind” and that has never been more true than it is today. As a leading incinerator design company we are always looking ahead … at new design innovations, at the latest ...


    By Todaysure Limited

  • Five of the Best Cooling Tower Water Treatment Equipment Supply and Technology Companies

    Here at SAMCO technologies, our custom-engineered, cutting-edge solutions for your cooling tower water treatment needs have been developed by helping our customers solve some of the most complex purity and separation issues globally for over 40 years. Because of our skilled engineers and overall expertise in cooling tower water treatment, we are confident that our solutions are some of the best ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Survival of antibacterial resistance microbes in hospital-generated recycled wastewater

    Hospital wastewater has the potential to be a threat to the hospital environment as it can contain pathogenic bacteria that may facilitate the resistant nature of organisms within effluent or water treatment plants. The recycling of hospital wastewater should have good quality. This study was carried out to highlight the incidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in hospital-generated recycled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coalition “Feeds The Need” In California County

    The Waste Not Orange County Coalition is a public-private partnership that increases the flow of — and access to — wholesome nutrition for food-insecure families. Dr. Eric Handler is a pediatrician — and the Public Health Officer for Orange County, California. Over four years ago, he was attending a meeting in Sacramento, the state capital, and met Mark Lowry, Director ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Intrinsic kinetics for fixed bed bioreactor in hospital wastewater treatment

    Variation in hospital wastewater (HWW) pollutants and differences with municipal wastewater (MWW), make the use of biokinetic coefficients obtained from activated sludge in the MWW treatment unprofitable for designing, modeling and evaluation of biological processes for HWW treatment. Since this study was conducted to evaluate the performance and biokinetic coefficients of a fixed bed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biggest Water Treatment Concerns for Communities/Municipalities and the Ways of Addressing These Issues

    Water treatment is currently one of the terms that fall within the category of emergency quite well. About 1.4 billion people all over the globe are dealing with varying levels of water scarcity, and this is increasing at alarming levels. Not just the treatment, higher emphasis is being given on finding the alternative water sources as well. Though it’s a universal concern (rural as well as ...

  • Case study - How Baxter significantly reduced costs with a new SDS authoring solution

    Baxter International Inc. is a global healthcare company that, through its subsidiaries, assists health-care professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions. In total, the company has 250 global facilities and is represented in more than 110 countries around the world, employing more than 48,000 team members. Baxter produces approximately 200 biopharmaceuticals, most ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Baler initiated recycling program at Donson Machine - Case Study

    Donson found a cleaner and more economic way to dispose of their waste, when buying af baler for cardboard and plastic waste. Donson Machine purchased a Bramidan B30 W baler when they looked for a better solution for their waste disposal. The vertical baler provided them with a resolution that saves both time and money. Placed in Alsip outside Chicago, Donson Machine is a manufacturer of ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Reliable production support and fully automatic waste disposal - Case Study

    GWP Packaging is part of GWP Group Ltd, one of the leading and most versatile providers of packaging solutions in Great Britain. Customerspecific product and transport packaging made of corrugated cardboard is developed and produced in its sphere of business. Innovative thinking is the central factor behind the work of the packaging specialist from Cricklade, Wiltshire. The most recent ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Trade SIA on the Environmental Goods Agreement OZONATOR - Case Study

    An innovative technology has been developed in Canada for the processing of medical and bio-hazardous waste using ozone as the sterilizing agent. Ozone is generated and is produced from ambient air and any residual ozone is converted back to oxygen, resulting in zero emissions. Waste is sterilized at room temperature without heat, steam, chemicals, flames, exhaust, odours with nothing to drain or ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Matrix LIMS at a medical device manufacturer case study

    Organisation Boston Scientific is a major medical device manufacturer that specializes in minimally invasive devices, such as catheters and such. They have over 25,000 employees in 14 plants around the world and spend over $1B dollars annually on R&D. The Sterilization Technical Services group based in Maple Grove, MN supports new product development for sites that are using ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Beware Hazards in Healthcare: New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

    Recently proposed EPA regulation provides a streamlined approach for healthcare facilities to better manage their hazardous pharmaceutical waste. To prepare for these changes, healthcare facilities, including manufacturers, distributers, pharmacies and retailers of pharmaceutical products in the USA will need to make operational adjustments around notification, training, record keeping and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Food Processing: Facility uses EtO Sterilization in Food Ingredients Case Study

    Ethylene oxide gas (EtO) is widely used to sterilize materials and products that would be damaged by methods involving heat, moisture or radiation. Depending on industry standards, EtO can be used to reduce or inactivate the microbial population of a product or material. EtO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for more than 200 customers from its three Northern New Jersey ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • 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

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