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posted Feb 4, 2021, 2:37 AM by William Ombade
Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas and heat. 

Hospital waste varies from site to site and the biggest challenge is to dispose of this wide range of waste streams using one solution.

Incineration is still the preferred way to process Type I to Type IV waste without endangering the health of patients, staff or anyone else coming into contact with them.

Incinerate Most Types of Hospital Waste

Due to the secondary chamber with its 2 second retention period* & minimum operating temperature of 850°C, our medical incinerator range is perfect to process most types of medical & pathological waste such as:

  • Type I - Type IV Red Bag Waste
  • Biohazards & Sharps
  • General Medical Waste
  • Pathological Waste

Common Hospital Waste Definitions

Infectious waste:

is waste contaminated with blood and bodily fluids,bacterias and stocks of infectious agents from laboratory work, or waste from patients in isolation wards and the equipment used;

Pathological waste:

 human tissues, organs or fluids, body parts and contaminated animal carcasses;


 syringes, needles, disposable scalpels and blades, etc.;


 for example solvents used for laboratory preparations, disinfectants, and heavy metals contained in medical devices (e.g. mercury in broken thermometers) and batteries;


 expired, unused and contaminated drugs and vaccines;


 highly hazardous, mutagenic, teratogenic1 or carcinogenic, such as cytotoxic drugs used in cancer treatment and their metabolites;

Radioactive waste:

 such as products contaminated by radionuclides including radioactive diagnostic material or radiotherapeutic materials; and

Non-hazardous or general waste:

 waste that does not pose any particular biological, chemical, radioactive or physical hazard.