Medical waste shredder is dedicated to the treatment of hospital waste, characterized by an extreme production capacity and a high level of automation of size reduction.
For this specific purpose, a single shaft shredder or double shaft shredder paired with a disinfection system and conveyor can make up a medical waste management solution. Industrial shredders are machines useful in reducing the volume of bulky waste such as cars, phones, paper materials, tires, refrigerators. Also, they can be seen in processing hazardous items such as medical waste from pharmaceuticals and from hospitals.
The treatment of hospital waste is regulated by a rigid set of rules that determine the sterilization and disposal of potentially contaminated hazardous medical waste. The objective of medical waste treatment is to reduce or eliminate the waste’s hazards, rendering waste unrecognizable and non-hazardous.
Through hospital waste shredder, biomedical waste with infectious and dangerous risks are pre-treated by shredding and transported through hermetic stainless steel screw conveyors, until the final shredding and refining of the sterilized product.
The plants for the treatment of hospital waste designed by Wiscon is to work in cold, with a wet heat sterilization process, which is followed by dehydration of the material. This eliminates the need for an incinerator and avoids emissions into the atmosphere, with a considerable environmental advantage. The result is a material that can be used as RDF (waste-derived fuel), and usually Biomedical waste is a very good source of incineration fuel.
The applicable items include sharps, syringes, face masks, IV(intravenous) bottles, gloves, blister, disposal shield, used bandages and infusion kits. Small medical devices, Clinical waste, Pharmaceutical waste, Infectious waste, All types of plastic waste, Latex waste, Waste from syringes.
For all plastic from hospital waste and biomedical waste, Wiscon conducts thermal treatment to achieve antiseptic. Next, followed by a flexible plastic washing line, we get a value-added and non-contaminated medical plastics. Wiscon can help you select the best medical shredder for your project, feel free to consult us.
Medical waste generated by health care institutions is hazardous waste. Medical waste is divided into five major categories: infectious waste, pathological waste, injury waste, pharmaceutical waste and chemical waste.
Infectious waste: medical waste carrying pathogenic microorganisms with the risk of spreading infectious diseases. For example: items contaminated by the patient’s blood, body fluids, excreta, culture media, samples and strains of pathogens, venom preservation fluid, discarded medical specimens, waste blood, serum, disposable medical supplies and medical devices after use, isolation of infectious patients or suspected infectious patients generated by domestic waste, and so on.
Pathological waste: human waste and medical laboratory animal carcasses generated in the process of diagnosis and treatment, etc. For example: surgery and other medical processes generated by the waste of human tissue, organs, etc., medical laboratory animals, tissues, cadavers, pathological sections after the waste of human tissue, pathological wax blocks, and so on.
Injurious waste: the ability to stab or cut the body’s discarded medical sharps. For example: scalpels, scalpels, skin preparation knives, surgical saws, slides, glass test tubes, medical needles, suture needles, and so on.
Pharmaceutical waste: expired, obsolete, deteriorated or contaminated discarded drugs. For example: abandoned vaccines, blood products, cytotoxic drugs, genotoxic drugs, general drugs, and so on.
Chemical waste: toxic, corrosive, flammable and explosive waste chemical substances. For example: medical imaging room, laboratory waste chemical reagents, waste chemical disinfection machine, waste mercury sphygmomanometer and mercury thermometer, etc.
All of the above shall conduct sterilization and shredding before further treatment.