Hospital waste varies from site to site and the biggest challenge is to dispose of this wide range of waste streams using one solution. Incineration is still the preferred way to process Type I to Type IV waste without endangering the health of patients, staff or anyone else coming into contact with them.
Hospital Waste Types Suitable for Incineration
Due to the secondary chamber with its 2 second retention period and minimum operating temperature of 850 °C, our medical incinerator range is well suited to process ALL types of medical & pathological waste such as:
- Type I - Type IV Red Bag Waste
- Biohazards & Sharps
- General Medical Waste
- Pathological Waste
Infectious waste: is waste contaminated with blood and bodily fluids (e.g. from discarded biopsy samples),bacterias and stocks of infectious agents from laboratory work (e.g. waste from autopsies and infected animals from laboratories), or waste from patients in isolation wards and the equipment used (e.g. swabs, bandages and disposable medical devices);
Pathological waste: human tissues, organs or fluids, body parts and contaminated animal carcasses;
Sharps: syringes, needles, disposable scalpels and blades, etc.;
Chemicals: for example solvents used for laboratory preparations, disinfectants, and heavy metals contained in medical devices (e.g. mercury in broken thermometers) and batteries;
Pharmaceuticals: expired, unused and contaminated drugs and vaccines;
Genotoxicwaste: highly hazardous, mutagenic, teratogenic1 or carcinogenic, such as cytotoxic drugs used in cancer treatment and their metabolites;
Radioactive waste: such as products contaminated by radionuclides including radioactive diagnostic material or radiotherapeutic materials; and
Non-hazardous or general waste: waste that does not pose any particular biological, chemical, radioactive or physical hazard.
Years of Experience
With decades of knowledge in this sector, our hospital range of medical incinerators are designed to cater for the specialized requirements of large hospitals and medical centers during the internal waste management processes.
Why choose a Medical Incinerator from Inciner8?
Inciner8 have provided solutions to hospitals and large health clinics around the globe for years - we understand the importance of total destruction at source - which is why our medical units reach high temperatures during the 2 second retention time. Our UK incinerator manufacturing facility ensures quality and performance are at the forefront of all our designs. We manufacture all our systems in the UK.
Where are our incinerators are being used?
You will see our range of medical incinerators located in hospitals and health clinics across the globe. We have installations from Iceland to New Zealand. Most recently we have built and supplied 26 medical incinerators to the Egyptian Army for use in military hospitals across Egypt. We are also in the process of installing 20+ medical units across the whole South Pacific region.
Medical Waste Streams
- Hazardous Waste
- Type I, II, III, IV waste
- Bio-Hazard Waste
- Red Bag Waste
- Gauze & Bandages
- Sealed Sharp Containers
- Pathological Waste
- Trace-Chemotherapeutic Wastes