Elastec, the world’s largest manufacturer of environmental response equipment, builds medical incinerator (MediBurn) to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, clinics and hospitals may need to consider on-site disposal for the infectious medical waste. The Elastec MediBurn is a portable medical waste incinerator that has been effectively used to dispose of hazardous waste during viral outbreaks like Ebola. MediBurn reaches temperatures of up to 1,832°F (1,000°C) and is able to destroy health care waste for laboratories, small clinics, and hospitals treating patients of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as linens, sharps, gauze, gowns, etc.
ELASTEC MediBurn has been proven successful in other viral outbreaks.
During the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, (1) the MediBurn was successfully used by both NGOs and governments to eliminate infectious waste. Due to its portability, small footprint, and ease of use, it was ideal for rural settings.
The advantages of on-site disposal of Coronavirus waste.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO): (2) “The advantages of providing each health-care establishment with an on-site treatment facility includes convenience and minimization of risks to public health and the environment by confinement of hazardous / infectious health care waste to the health-care premises.”
e MediBurn can be used in conjunction with other disposal methods to set up on-site treatment facilities for clinics and hospitals that help minimize risk and handling of materials. It is available in two sizes and is able to incinerate up to 10 cubic feet (0.28 cubic meters) of waste with a burn rate of 18 to 30 kg per hour with no smoke or smell during operation. Both models offer modulating burners and under air technology. They also offer easy-to-use electronic controls for improved safety and system control and require minimal training. Multi-language support is available. The entire system only requires an electrical outlet, diesel fuel and minimal training.
Learn more at: https://www.elastec.com/products/portable-incinerators/waste-incinerator/ https://www.elastec.com/medical-waste-incinerator-coronavirus-covid-19/