Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Medical Waste Disposal

Medical Waste” is defined as all waste generated in direct patient care or in diagnostic or research areas that is non-infectious but aesthetically repugnant if found in the environment. Plasma pyrolysis provides solutions for complete pyrolysis of typical hospital waste such as cellulose polymer dressings, polyvinyl chloride blood bags, polyurethane and silicon rubber gloves & catheters and other disposables made of polyethylene, polymethyl methacrylate, rubber, glass etc. The amount of hospital waste generated in US hospitals is approximately 6,670 tons per day, or about 1% of the 158 million tons of municipal solid waste produced annually.

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