Application of Rotary Kiln Incinerator In Medical Waste Incineration

With the continuous improvement of today’s medical standards, the solid waste generated by the medical industry is also increasing. The medical waste produced by the hospital mainly includes infusion tubes, disposable syringes, blood bags, gauze, cotton balls, diseased organs removed by surgery, animal corpses and laboratory supplies for laboratory use, pharmaceutical waste residue and liquid waste, and patients’ blood, sputum, excreta, secretions, etc. These medical wastes contain a lot of harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Medical waste is hazardous waste, and if it is not handled properly, it is very easy to cause germs to spread.

Medical wastes
Medical wastes

How to Deal with Medical Waste?

Due to its particularity, medical waste is generally not allowed to be mixed with domestic garbage and other solid waste for disposal. Internationally commonly used medical solid waste disposal methods mainly include high-temperature sterilization, electromagnetic wave sterilization, chemical sterilization, plasma method, incineration method, and sanitary landfill method.

The high-temperature sterilization method, electromagnetic wave sterilization method, and chemical disinfection method all use different ways to make medical waste aseptic and harmless and then carry out the sanitary landfill. The incineration method is the use of medical waste incineration rotary kiln for biomedical waste incineration, so as to achieve the purpose of harmless treatment. Medical waste incineration rotary kiln is a kind of hazardous waste rotary kiln incinerator that is specially used to treat medical waste. It belongs to a special type of rotary kiln in calcination equipment.

Centralized stacking of medical waste
Centralized stacking of medical waste
Medical waste incineration
Medical waste incineration

Medical waste is mainly composed of waste paper, plastic, wood and bamboo, fiber, leather, rubber, surgically excised substance, glassware, etc. Most of these wastes are organic hydrocarbons, which can be completely burned into ashes under certain temperature and oxygen-rich conditions. After the biomedical waste is burned in the medical waste rotary kiln incinerator, it can not only completely kill bacteria and convert most of the organic matter into inorganic matter, but also reduce the waste volume by 85%-95%, and make the medical waste difficult to identify. This method can greatly reduce the final landfill costs, with significant economic and environmental benefits. The medical waste incineration rotary kiln has mature medical waste treatment technology and is a recommended solid waste treatment method, and it is also the most widely used medical waste treatment method today.

Why Choose a Medical Waste Rotary Kiln Incinerator to Make Medical Waste Treatment?

Medical Waste Rotary Kiln Incinerator
Medical Waste Rotary Kiln Incinerator

We compare several medical waste treatment methods to answer why the rotary kiln incinerator is the best biomedical waste treatment method.

1. How effective is the destruction of microbial organisms, cytotoxic drugs, and drug residues?

High pressure steam sterilization It has a good effect on the destruction of microbial organisms, but it cannot destroy the cytotoxic drugs and drug residues in the waste.
Electromagnetic wave sterilization
Chemical disinfection
High temperature incineration The destruction effect of the microbial organisms is very good, which completely destroys the organism of infectious microorganisms. Incineration can destroy all cytotoxic drugs and chemical residues in medical waste.

2. Can it destroy sharps? Can it destroy the biological limbs?

High pressure steam sterilization It can’t destroy sharp objects, and it’s not suitable for dealing with biological limbs due to cultural customs.
Electromagnetic wave sterilization
Chemical disinfection
High temperature incineration The incineration method can destroy all sharp objects and biological limbs and make them difficult to identify.

3. Waste volume reduction and weight reduction treatment effect

High pressure steam sterilization Unless a crusher or compactor is used, there is no obvious volume reduction effect. It can’t reduce the weight of the waste. Because of the addition of chemicals, water or steam, the weight may increase instead.
Electromagnetic wave sterilization
Chemical disinfection
High temperature incineration The incineration method can effectively reduce volume and weight. According to the combustible content in the waste, the incineration method can reduce the waste weight by at least 80%.

4. What are the post-treatment work of medical waste residues?

High pressure steam sterilization The treated waste should be landfilled or burned in an incinerator. The waste may still contain residues of chemicals, mercury, and cytotoxic drugs and still needs to be treated appropriately.
Electromagnetic wave sterilization
Chemical disinfection
High temperature incineration The ash after incineration should be sent to the landfill for burial.

Through the comparison of various medical waste treatment methods, it can be seen that among many treatment methods, only the high-temperature incineration method of medical waste rotary kiln has a wide range of adaptation to medical waste. After treatment, the medical waste is difficult to identify, disinfection is thorough, and volume reduction There are many advantages such as significant quantity effect and mature technology. The waste gas and other pollutants produced by the medical waste rotary kiln incinerator can be controlled within the scope of environmental protection standards after secondary combustion and exhaust gas treatment. It is the first choice for medical solid waste treatment options.

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