Hospital Waste Disposal South Sudan
I have a question regarding Health Care Waste Management for a large hospital in South Sudan ( 300-400 beds including large maternity unit and operating theatre).
I would your advice on the best type of incinerator to treat the health care waste before disposal to a covered and sealed pit.
It is proposed that there will be waste seperation in place at ward level for sharps, organic and burnable waste.
I would be grateful if you could advise me on the besty option for incineration or alternatives to consider if appropriate.
Many thanks, David
There has been a lot of work done at de Montford Unicversity by the De Montofrd Medical Waste Incinerator Group (MWIG) that was set up by Pofessor Picken, who I believe has now retired, but possibly still active. They have a website http://www.mw-incinerator.info/en/301_structure.html and also a series of designs. The largest capacity seems to be 50 kg per hour of waste, which may be sufficient for your needs, but I am sure they would be able to provide assistance if a larger capacity would berequired.
I hope this helps,
My advice would be don't try to burn anything other than the plastics & paper. Put the organics and contaminated (non-sharps) waste in a covered pit. Drop the sharps boxes direct into a sharps pit. For incinerator models, see de Montford. http://www.mw-incinerator.info/en/101_welcome.html
The key to an effective waste incinerator for medical wastes is a temperature above 800oC with a residence time over 1 second.
The "De Montfort" medical waste incinerator was developed specifically to achieve these criteria and have been built around the world. I have no direct expereince of this incinerator but there is a dedicated website which should be worth vsiting (assuming access):
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