TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Every day millions of kilograms of infectious medical waste are produced worldwide.
Incineration was, until recently, the dominant method for treating hazardous medical waste. However, medical waste incinerators emit a wide range of hazardous substances. These include:
• Persistent organic pollutants, such as dioxins and furans
• Heavy metals, lead, mercury and cadmium
• Fine dust particles
• Hydrogen chloride-carbon monoxide
• Nitrogen oxides
They also generate highly toxic ash which is potentially hazardous to human health, especially when the incineration Temperature is below 850 °C. And it is the most expensive way.
This waste must be treated and managed quickly in order to ensure public safety and to remain in compliance with applicable regulations and laws. As a result every day untreated medical waste leaves a facility there is a significant liability risk to the generator.
When waste is not burned, the toxic substances associated with incineration are not produced. Less money then needs to be spent on pollution controls and the adverse health affects for surrounding communities are minimised.
IT IS BETTER IF THE WASTE NEVER LEAVES THE FACILITY
STERISHRED® - „THE“ ON-SITE-ALTERNATIVE
STERISHRED® 50/80/250/500, STERISHRED’s most important product lines are the most modern non-incineration, infectious hospital waste low-heat thermal processing units.
For installation in hospitals, dialyse centers, laboratories, blood banks or any other medical facility that produces infectious or regulated medical waste.
The units treats all types of infectious waste („red bag“ waste) and sharps (acc. to the European Waste Catalogue or the equivalent from WHO).
And thin walled metal parts such as one-way scalpels, syringes, glass, dialysis materials and plastic material, gloves, paper and cloth and of course liquids and other infectious materials, with steam only. No chemicals are used.
SERVES ANY INDUSTRY
LOW MAINTENANCE COST