Medical Waste Management and Disposal

Describes the current status of US medical waste management and disposal practices, ranging from handling the waste as nonhazardous municipal solid waste to strict segregation, packaging, labeling, and tracking.

Medical Waste Management and Disposal

Describes the current status of US medical waste management and disposal practices, ranging from handling the waste as nonhazardous municipal solid waste to strict segregation, packaging, labeling, and tracking. Treatment techniques include steam sterilization, incineration, recycling and reuse methods. Also covers EPA studies characterizing types, numbers and sizes of waste generators and wastes generated.

Handbook on Recycling and Disposal of Hospital Waste Municipal Solid Waste Biomedical Waste Plastic Waste

This book basically deals with characterization of Medical Waste, Medical Waste Data Collection Activities, Medical Waste Treatment Effectiveness, Gas Sterilization, Municipal Solid Waste, Bio-Medical Waste, Hospital Waste Incineration, ...

Handbook on Recycling and Disposal of     Hospital Waste     Municipal Solid Waste     Biomedical Waste     Plastic Waste

Waste can be almost anything, including food, leaves, newspapers, bottles, construction debris, and chemicals from a factory, candy wrappers, disposable diapers, old cars, or radioactive materials. People have always produced waste, but as industry and technology have evolved and the human population has grown, waste management has become increasingly complex. Waste recycling involves the collection of waste materials and the separation and clean-up of those materials. Recycling waste means that fewer new products and consumables need to be produced, saving raw materials and reducing energy consumption. Waste reduction and recycling are very important elements of the local waste management framework. They help both to conserve natural resources and to reduce demand for valuable landfill space. The waste recycling services has become the one of the fastest growing industry. The growth of the waste recycling services is driven by the technology development for waste recycling. The waste management market is expected to be worth US$ 13.62 billion by 2025. Indian municipal solid waste (MSW) management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.14% by 2025. India has planned to achieve a capacity of 2.9 million hospital beds by 2025 which will help bio medical waste management market to grow at a CAGR of 8.41%. The concern for bio medical waste management has been felt globally with the rise in infectious diseases and indiscriminate disposal of waste. It is to be understood that management of bio medical waste is an integral part of health care. There is a clear need for the current approach of waste disposal in India that is focussed on municipalities and uses high energy/high technology, to move more towards waste processing and waste recycling (that involves public private partnerships, aiming for eventual waste minimization driven at the community level, and using low energy/low technology resources. This book basically deals with characterization of Medical Waste, Medical Waste Data Collection Activities, Medical Waste Treatment Effectiveness, Gas Sterilization, Municipal Solid Waste, Bio-Medical Waste, Hospital Waste Incineration, Production, Use, and Disposal of Plastics and Plastic Products, Medical Waste Reuse, Recycling and Reduction, Disposal on Land, municipal and plastic waste management, Plastic Waste, incineration and number of recycling methods. The book is highly recommended to new entrepreneurs, existing units who wants to get more information of Waste Disposal & Recycling.

Biomedical Waste Disposal

Biomedical Waste Disposal


Biomedical waste management

Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Environmental Sciences, Amity University, language: English, abstract: “Prevention is better than cure” This is a famous idiom which doctors used to write at the end of the prescription while ...

Biomedical waste management

Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Environmental Sciences, Amity University, language: English, abstract: “Prevention is better than cure” This is a famous idiom which doctors used to write at the end of the prescription while prescribing medicines to each patients. But what about the biomedical waste containing the germs of sick persons, which is generated from all the medicals and animal institutions while treating the sick persons, animals etc.? All such waste is generally dumped at the outskirts of the city, into rivers or sometimes one can even find it in the municipal dustbin next to any hospitals of any other locality. There, poor people, street dogs and cattle usually search for edible foods by scraping through the dustbin. Sometimes, one can even find a human fetus in the municipal garbage, where street dogs tear it apart to feed on it. It has been found that rag pickers have previously collected the syringes, glass bottles of the salines, IV drips of bottles and blood bags made of plastics. They sell them to a rag purchaser who uses those bottles for recycling, or sometimes they are sold without recycling if anything like syringes is found intact. While collecting such substances or appliances, sometimes the rag pickers get hurt or pricked from the sharp waste which is dangerous to their health. Moreover, waste sharps may cause tetanus, Hepatitis B and C, AIDS and many other infections if they are not sanitized before disposal. Recently, biomedical waste management has become a great concern for environmentalists, as there is a great risk of spreading germs in a society, as well as the pollution of the air, water and land if the waste is not managed/treated properly.

Infectious and Medical Waste Management

This complete guide to infectious and medical waste management is required reading for everyone who handles, treats, transports, disposes of, or is responsible for this waste.

Infectious and Medical Waste Management

This complete guide to infectious and medical waste management is required reading for everyone who handles, treats, transports, disposes of, or is responsible for this waste. Until now, no book has been written that explains in detail how to safely comply with the complex regulations and how to set up an effective infectious and medical waste program (including AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses) so the right decisions can be made. This valuable book gives you the expertise of the authors' combined 30 years' experience with this vital topic. Organized and presented in a clear, concise style-complete and practical-Infectious and Medical Waste Management covers every major and minor topic in this field: Medical Waste, Infectious Waste, Chemical Waste, and Radioactive Waste-everything you need to know is thoroughly covered. Presents waste audit plan organized by: collection, containers, spills, storage and processing, transportation, treatment, disposal, personnel and management.

The Complete Book on Waste Treatment Technologies Industrial Biomedical Water Electronic Municipal Household Kitchen Farm Animal Dairy Poultry Meat Fish Sea Food Industry Waste

The major contents of the book are types of waste, human pathogens in animal agriculture production systems, pathogen reductions during waste treatment, aerosolization of pathogens etc.

The Complete Book on Waste Treatment Technologies  Industrial  Biomedical  Water  Electronic  Municipal  Household  Kitchen  Farm Animal  Dairy  Poultry  Meat  Fish   Sea Food Industry Waste

Waste management is a global problem that continues to increase with rapid industrialization, population growth, and economic development. As the world hurtles towards the urban future, the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is growing very fast. Wastes are generally classified into solid, liquid, & gaseous and are broadly classified as household waste; municipal waste; commercial and non-hazardous industrial wastes; hazardous (toxic) industrial wastes; construction and demolition waste; health care wastes – waste generated in health care facilities (e.g. hospitals, medical research facilities); human and animal wastes; and incinerator wastes. The fast industrialization, urbanization, modern technology, and rapidly growing population in India have posed a serious challenge to the waste management. In India, per capita generation rate of municipal solid waste ranges from 0.2 to 0.5 kg/day. At present, the daily generation rate in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific combined is approximately 1.0 million tons per day. Hazard management is essentially a problem solving process aimed at defining problems (identifying hazards), gathering information about them (assessing the risks) and solving them (controlling the risks). Integrated solid waste management is a comprehensive waste prevention, recycling, composting, and disposal programme. Disposing the waste in an environmentally friendly manner is highly crucial to all the nations of the world including India. The goal of urban solid waste management is to collect, treat and dispose of solid waste generated by the all the city dwellers in an environmentally, and socially satisfactory manner by using the most economical methods available. The major contents of the book are types of waste, human pathogens in animal agriculture production systems, pathogen reductions during waste treatment, aerosolization of pathogens etc. It will be a standard reference book for professionals, entrepreneurs, students, teachers, researchers, administrators, and planners of various disciplines who are directly or indirectly involved in the waste management. 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Biomedical Waste Management in Hospitals

Healthcare is an important area of human care. The very process of modern healthcare is also ridden with risk and unhealthy practices. One of this is Bio Medical Waste generation in treatment of human beings; apart from other species.

Biomedical Waste Management in Hospitals

Introduction Twentieth century is a century of the greatest phenomenon in terms of growth and development of human existence at an accelerated rate of change. Intellect and technology could contribute to the immense change in terms of materialistic wellbeing, economic growth, education, healthcare etc. At the same time, the same phenomenon could contribute to over exploitation of resources, pollution, population explosion, ecological imbalance, conflict and warfare with sophisticated technology, disease and distress. Healthcare is an important area of human care. The very process of modern healthcare is also ridden with risk and unhealthy practices. One of this is Bio Medical Waste generation in treatment of human beings; apart from other species. This Bio Medical Waste generation warrants proper Bio Medical Waste management.

Guidelines for Emergency Disposal and Management of Medical Waste in China

To share China’s beneficial prevention and control practices with other countries and regions, the authors and Henan Science and Technology Press offered to license for free the copyright of this book to countries and regions in need, and ...

Guidelines for Emergency Disposal and Management of Medical Waste in China

Major infectious diseases are the common enemies of all mankind, posing a great threat to public life and health and a daunting challenge to global public health security. The outbreak of COVID-19 has made the beginning of 2020 unusual to the world and especially to China. With the largest population and the earliest large-scale outbreak in the world, Chinese people under the strong support from the leadership and the government are proud to say till now that we have fought a hard and successful battle against the epidemic outbreak. To build the “community with a shared future for mankind”, China is willing to share the experience and practices in medical waste disposal, especially during the epidemic, with more countries and regions in support of the global battle against the epidemic. To share China’s beneficial prevention and control practices with other countries and regions, the authors and Henan Science and Technology Press offered to license for free the copyright of this book to countries and regions in need, and Central China Publishing Group, the controlling stock holder of Henan Science and Technology Press, offered to fund the translation of this book. We firmly believe that the global battle against the pandemic will be won through the concerted efforts and cooperation between people and countries, and the world will be better in the future.

Biohazardous Waste

Promoting safe, sensible, and ecologically sound solutions throughout, this book Discusses risk assessment in terms of human health, persistence of pathogens in the environment, and how these relate to methods of waste disposal Deals with ...

Biohazardous Waste

Issues associated with biohazardous waste have come into sharp focus in recent years due to public concern over AIDS and the medical waste wash-ups along U.S. beaches and coastal communities in 1988. This comprehensive volume covers all important areas of biohazardous waste management, from regulation to collection to disposal. Promoting safe, sensible, and ecologically sound solutions throughout, this book Discusses risk assessment in terms of human health, persistence of pathogens in the environment, and how these relate to methods of waste disposal Deals with questions of policy and environmental regulations that include workplace health and safety and public health issues Reviews the medical industry's standards and guidelines for dealing with its waste stream and how they fit in with the EPA's program of medical waste tracking Details specific waste management strategies for both major facilities and home healthcare Examines the available technologies for dealing with biohazardous waste, particularly incineration and steam sterilization Reviews the many alternative treatment technologies, including specifics of newly developed systems and procedures for evaluating their effectiveness and safety Lists resources and contacts to help keep up with new technologies and management techniques, and includes appendices with federal and state OSHA contacts and state medical waste contacts Provides many illustrations to highlight the text For professionals in public health, medicine, and waste management; regulatory officials at all levels of government; and environmental scientists and engineers, this volume brings the field of biohazardous waste up-to-date while serving as an excellent guide and reference to some of the more compelling issues of our time.

Medical Municipal and Plastic Waste Management Handbook

This book provides overview of the status of medical, municipal and plastic waste management. A treatment technique includes sterilization, incineration and number of recycling methods.

Medical  Municipal and Plastic Waste Management Handbook

Waste management is one of the essential obligatory functions of the country. This service is falling too short of the desired level of efficiency and satisfaction resulting in problems of health, sanitation and environmental degradation. This book provides overview of the status of medical, municipal and plastic waste management. Treatment techniques includes sterilization, incineration and number of recycling methods.

Medical and Institutional Waste Incineration

Provides information on technologies that could be applied to medical waste handling and disposal.

Medical and Institutional Waste Incineration

Provides information on technologies that could be applied to medical waste handling and disposal. Includes an overview of medical waste regulations and guidelines, a technical overview of medical waste management and treatment, incineration of medical waste, and designing and implementing waste management plans.

Issues in Medical Waste Management

Issues in Medical Waste Management


Need for Bio Medical Waste Management Systems in Hospitals

This Book provides a comprehensive introduction to Bio-Medical solid wastes management and to assess the waste handling and treatment systems.

Need for Bio Medical Waste Management Systems in Hospitals

This Book provides a comprehensive introduction to Bio-Medical solid wastes management and to assess the waste handling and treatment systems. Biomedical Waste Management is receiving greater attention, inadequate management of biomedical waste can be associated with risks to quantities workers, patients, communities and their environment. The present study was conducted to assess the quantities and proportions of different constituents of waste, their handling, treatment and disposal methods in healthcare settings. Based on this case study there are two new methods of treatment is suggested for the large amount of Bio medical producing hospital. These methods give better results compared to the existing methods.

Medical Waste Management

This book discusses the importance of medical waste management which includes waste handling, collection and disposal, the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved in healthcare establishments, the potential impacts of the waste ...

Medical Waste Management

Hospitals in Bangladesh pose significant threat on health and environment and there is an urgent need to raise awareness and educational training on medical waste management. This book discusses the importance of medical waste management which includes waste handling, collection and disposal, the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved in healthcare establishments, the potential impacts of the waste stream on both human health and environment. The book proposes different ways for effective treatment and disposal of medical wastes from the healthcare establishments in an environmentally friendly manner in Bangladesh. This book discusses the different types of medical waste, effects of medical wastes, proper management system of medical waste defined by WHO and other International Organizations, laws and policies developed and other. The book illustrates various problems, solutions successes and failures with medical waste management and real life case studies both in the Bangladesh and Global Contexts. Finally the book recommends some simple changes in policy and integration among government and private sectors to bring changes in medical waste management.

Water and Air Effluents Treatment Handbook

This book is an effort to put together the various options available to meet the water and air effluent available for the environmental protection.

Water and Air Effluents Treatment Handbook

Water treatment describes those processes used to make water more acceptable for a desired end use. These can include use as drinking water, industrial processes, medical and many other uses. The goal of all water treatment process is to remove existing contaminants in the water, or reduce the concentration of such contaminants so the water becomes fit for its desired end use. Water quality analytical techniques are considered in the context of EEC directives on the quality of the aquatic control of all effluents is entering it. The principal methods of water analysis are reviewed and it indicated in view of destructive and hazardous role of pollution, it become necessary that the very nature of atmosphere, the various air effluent are present there to save the environment from the harmful effect. Effluent can be treated in different ways, it is classified as; preliminary treatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment and complete final treatment. Waste water obtained from industries is generally much more polluted than the domestic or even commercial waste water. Industrial wastewater cannot be always treated easily by the normal methods of treating domestic waste waters. Depending on the quantum, concentration, toxicity and presence of non biodegradable organics in an industrial wastewater, its treatment may consist of any one or more processes such as equalization, neutralization, physical treatment, chemical treatment and biological treatment. The atmosphere contains hundreds of air pollutants from natural or from anthropogenic sources. All such pollutants are called primary pollutants for example; sulphur oxides, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, lead etc. Secondary pollutants are the chemical substances, which are produced from the chemical reactions of primary pollutants or due to their oxidation etc. A high growth in vehicle population brings in its wake urban air pollution problems unless timely appropriate steps to control vehicle emissions are under taken. Some of the fundamentals of the book are quality and characteristics of effluents, collection of sewage samples for physical and, chemical testing, disposing of effluents, disposal of wastewaters in lakes and management of lake waters, disposal of sewage effluents on land for irrigation, classification of treatment processes, treatment of industrial effluents, methods of treating industrial wastewaters, strategies for management of industrial wastes, combined industrial municipal wastes, a process for upgrading paper mill effluent by water hyacinth, ventilation for controlling indoor air pollution, the environment and its pollution, disposal of environmentally hazardous radioactive effluents and biomedical wastes, air pollution, its control and monitoring, fuels from waste etc. This book is an effort to put together the various options available to meet the water and air effluent available for the environmental protection. The book presents a concise but through an overview of state of technology for water and air effluent treatment. The water and air effluent treatments are organized into chapters by broad problem area, treatment of industrial effluent, industrial waste management, etc. This will be helpful to technocrats, consultants, educators, architects, industry executive, students and others concerned with saving environment problem.