Waste Disposal Methods in Hospital – Waste Incinerators

Medical waste incinerator  – Small

a. be based on common, well-proven and clean technology – both as a complete unit and in terms of its individual components.

b. be very robust, sturdy and capable of installation in remote locations subject to severe conditions.

d. generate residual incinerator ash conforming to <10% by volume and <25% by weight of the waste incinerated.

e. achieve a Total Organic Carbon (TOC) content in the slag and bottom ashes of less than 3%.

g. include clearly readable system operation panels.

h. include an operator’s manual (in English and French and Spanish).

i. require minimal preprocessing i.e. there shall be no/very limited need for prior sorting, crushing or shredding.

j. be capable of handling mixed solid waste streams and incinerable hazardous wastes as indicated.

k. can accommodate large variations in waste composition and calorific value.

l. allow for batch loading

m. incorporate an Air Pollution Control System suitable for basic emission control

n. have a thermal efficiency of not less than 85%.

o. primary and secondary chambers shall preferably have rounded inside corners to avoid the formation of dead zones or cold pockets

p. have very low levels of unburned material in the slag

q. include a supplement fuel source and storage unit (e.g., diesel tank), 

“r.  proposals shall include the fuel consumption at the rated capacity

be CE Certified, meet relevant British, EU or American Standards, or equivalent.

The proposed incinerator units must be complete and include all of the key features listed below and all of the associated support services and interconnections