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Medical Waste System and Services

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The best alternative to autoclave or incineration solutions

AMB offers a comprehensive solution for the treatment of medical waste, achieving the right balance between the environmental and economical milestones of industry. Thus representing the most competitive alternative to the incineration and the use of water.

Technical Features

Ecosteryl (dry microwave process) Autoclave (hot steam process) Autoclave with a shedder Incinerator (high-heat process)
Continuous process x x x
Integral shredding x x
Unrecognisable waste x
Volume of waste reduction x
Mass of waste reduction x x
Installation requirements Low High High High
Complexity of the installation Low Intermediate Intermediate High
Possibility of installation “in situ” x
Technology approval and recognition by countries all over the world High Intermediate High Low
Level of sterelization High Intermediate High High
Odours Low High Intermediate Intermediate
Level of noise Low Intermediate Intermediate High
Treatment of pathological and anatomical waste x

Cost

Ecosteryl (dry microwave process) Autoclave (hot steam process) Autoclave with a shedder Incinerator (high-heat process)
ROI High Low Low Low
Investment costs Intermediate Low Intermediate High
Operating costs Low High High High
Maintenance costs Low High High High
Labour costs Low High High High

Environment

Ecosteryl (dry microwave process) Autoclave (hot steam process) Autoclave with a shedder Incinerator (high-heat process)
Impact on the environment No Intermediate Intermediate High
Treated waste recyclable x x x
No contaminated rejection (such as water, steam) x x x

Security

Ecosteryl (dry microwave process) Autoclave (hot steam process) Autoclave with a shedder Incinerator (high-heat process)
No risk related to pressurized vessel x x x
Risk for workforce/personnel health (no risk of toxic contaminants released into the air or the treated waste) No Intermediate Intermediate High