Where to dispose medical waste

Time:2022-09-19

Dispose medical waste requires specialized equipment to dispose medical waste in an environmentally sound manner, and there are usually specialized medical waste disposal facilities locally, for hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical industries, etc. Specialized equipment is needed to dispose of medical waste.

The tens of thousands of tons of additional medical waste generated in response to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has put enormous pressure on medical waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and demonstrating the urgent need for improved waste management practices.

Wanrooe offers customized dispose medical waste recycling solutions with different yield requirements, according to the requirements of different customers.

Our medical waste dispose machine includes medical waste autoclave, medical waste shredder, medical waste balers, conveyor system, and automatic transport rail systems to meet the needs of medical centers, clinics, hospitals and laboratories of all sizes, producing biohazardous waste from several kilograms to several tons per day.

dispose medical waste

Medical waste dispose machine work flow:
The dispose medical waste line includes the following equipment
medical waste autoclave
medical waste shredder
waste conveyor system
medical waste baler
transport
landfill/incinerators

 

The medical waste will be loaded into a special sterilization car and the whole into the sterilization room for sterilization. After treatment, the waste will be poured into the crusher for shape destruction treatment, and then compressed and reduced capacity after sending to landfill/incinerators.

 

Once the medical waste has been treated, all types of medical waste are transformed into sterile, inert, and unidentifiable waste that can be considered ordinary municipal waste and poses no biological risk to anyone handling it. Provide traceability, safety and assured sterilization levels. They can also significantly reduce waste removal costs compared to other standard solutions (incinerators, chemicals).

 

Medical waste dispose machine advantages:

● The technology can avoid the spread of bacteria in medical waste before treatment

● The technology sterilizer is easier to meet the requirements of the change of medical waste disposal volume, can achieve continuous or simplified operation

● Better automatic control of the working process of medical waste treatment, avoid the existence of human factors, effectively protect the safety of employees

● The first sterilization after the crushing process has more mature experience

 

What is medical waste?
Medical waste generated by health care institutions is hazardous waste. Medical waste is divided into five major categories: infectious waste, pathological waste, injury waste, pharmaceutical waste and chemical waste.

Infectious waste: medical waste carrying pathogenic microorganisms with the risk of spreading infectious diseases. For example, items contaminated by the patient’s blood, body fluids, excreta, culture media, samples and strains of pathogens, venom preservation fluid, discarded medical specimens, waste blood, serum, disposable medical supplies and medical devices after use, isolation of infectious patients or suspected infectious patients generated by domestic waste, and so on.

Pathological waste: human waste and medical laboratory animal carcasses generated in the process of diagnosis and treatment, etc. For example surgery and other medical processes generated by the waste of human tissue, organs, etc., medical laboratory animals, tissues, cadavers, pathological sections after the waste of human tissue, pathological wax blocks, and so on.

Injurious waste: the ability to stab or cut the body’s discarded medical sharps. For example scalpels, scalpels, skin preparation knives, surgical saws, slides, glass test tubes, medical needles, suture needles, and so on.

Pharmaceutical waste: expired, obsolete, deteriorated or contaminated discarded drugs. For examples abandoned vaccines, blood products, cytotoxic drugs, genotoxic drugs, generic drugs, and so on.

Chemical waste: toxic, corrosive, flammable and explosive waste chemical substances. For example medical imaging room, laboratory waste chemical reagents, waste chemical disinfection machine, waste mercury sphygmomanometer and mercury thermometer, etc.

All of the above shall conduct sterilization and shredding before further treatment.

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