Applications of Incineration in Disaster Zones

From conflicts, war, natural disasters and disease outbreak, humanitarian crises can develop. In these situations, countries’ and communities’ health, safety, security and general wellbeing are in danger.

Incineration for Disease Outbreak

In a disease outbreak, the waste is likely to be infectious waste, which can be a threat to anyone who comes into contact with it. Containment is vital in preventing the spread of infection and disease.

Over the years, INCINER8 has contributed to the containment and control of some of the most destructive disease outbreaks. We have been instrumental in providing high-temperature medical waste incinerators to safely destroy infected waste, for example, Ebola in Liberia to SARS in South East Asia.

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Ebola is a deadly disease and has caused the loss of hundreds of lives in West Africa. After use with infected patients, potential carriers of the virus include bed linen, medical instruments and tools, clothing and mattresses. Therefore, proper actions must be in place for the safe disposal of these materials.

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Being deployed quickly and cheaply to the places where they are needed most, INCINER8’s range of medical incinerator units can be used by any humanitarian or aid agency during a crisis. Mobile incinerators enable rapid processing over a large area. Due to the risks of cross-contamination, packaging and transporting, this type of waste is not an option. Therefore, hazardous waste must be treated at the source.

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Incinerators for Conflict and War Zones

People are often left fleeing their homes, seeking safety because of war, famine, economics and persecution and one of the largest refugee camps in the world holds around 630,000 with other refugee settlements gaining in numbers. There are also hundreds of large military camps in similarly remote areas that require similar facilities.

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Municipal solid waste is generated from refugee camps and military camps, mostly compromising cardboard, food waste, paper, plastics and wood. A large number of people are living at these camps. Therefore it is often needed for medical treatment. Medical waste should be disposed of swiftly to avoid the risk of infection.

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Many refugee and military camps are remote, so the transportation of waste can be near impossible. Our incineration systems can offer immediate waste management because the units are assembled and pre-installed. Our medium and larger incinerators can be fitted with heat exchangers (for hot water and hot air) or waste to energy modules to produce electricity for the camps.

Incineration in the Event of Natural Disasters

Natural disasters occur worldwide and cannot be completely prevented. Causing a lot of damage to buildings, people and the surrounding environment, the remaining damage often consists of collapsed trees and rubble, dead wildlife and livestock, debris from collapsed buildings, as well as general waste. Natural disasters often cause deaths in communities. If this waste is not removed and treated immediately, it can very quickly become contaminated and threaten human life.

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INCINER8 has provided most of the major NGOs and charitable organizations with waste solutions, having sold and commissioned thousands of machines since we began in 2004 with this type of humanitarian crisis.

The company’s range of emergency incinerators provide immediate waste management to natural disaster zones. Arriving onsite with a fully installed fuel supply, electrical generators, and control panels ready to be used, the company’s containerized incinerators are the perfect solution.

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Why choose INCINER8?

INCINER8 supports humanitarian efforts around the world and, since 2014, we have worked closely with NGOs and aid agencies to safeguard the rapid deployment of our machines to the most needed areas.

We know that experience counts for everything when lives are involved. The US Army has previously assisted the company in the logistics of getting its incinerators swiftly on the ground, including a mission to airlift an i8-M80 Medical incinerators to a new Ebola treatment unit built to support the Operation United Assistance.

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One of the main reasons global organizations return to INCINER8 year after year is its commitment to providing quality products that are affordable, easy to set up and reliable.

Current Areas of Conflict and Humanitarian Crises

Over the last year, there have been many ongoing armed conflicts. Some of the major ones that we are aware of include the Afghanistan Conflict, Iraq Conflict, Syria Civil War, Yemen and Saudi Arabia border conflict, Darfur–Sudan War, and the Somali Civil War.

About Inciner8

Inciner8 are a globally respected manufacturing organisation offering a range of Incinerators for all applications in the waste management industry, our products are specifically designed with clean air incineration at the forefront of our product development for Medical, Animal by product and General Municipal waste streams.

After many years in the industry with a track record second to none we have become the company that existing and new clients from around the world come to for their incineration solutions

On top of supplying a range of standard models we have developed a bespoke service for specialist markets and requirements thus ensuring we cater for the needs of this growing industry.

Environmental awareness is always a factor in waste management, inciner8 realise the importance of this and continue to demonstrate full commitment in striving to understand and deliver solutions based on individual country regulations and standards, this has been recently enhanced by our range of products specifically launched to provide an extensive range of pollution control systems and heat recovery options.

We are very proud of our company and Brand, our continued focus is to ensure we enhance that position on a global basis with new product development, listening to our clients as part of that process and communicating consistently in every aspect of our daily activity to keep our valued clients abreast of market changes and future developments from Inciner8.

Being a global leader comes with great responsibility, we value feedback as we continue daily to educate our people to ensure they give the most authoritive and educational information to our clients, which is why we employ highly skilled technicians and thermal treatment experts to support all of our client requirements in the decision making process in sourcing environmentally friendly quality products from Inciner8.


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Last updated: Nov 25, 2019 at 4:09 AM

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