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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 shedderIncinerator (high-heat process)
Continuous processxxx
Integral shreddingxx
Unrecognisable wastex
Volume of waste reductionx
Mass of waste reductionxx
Installation requirementsLowHighHighHigh
Complexity of the installationLowIntermediateIntermediateHigh
Possibility of installation “in situ”x
Technology approval and recognition by countries all over the worldHighIntermediateHighLow
Level of sterelizationHighIntermediateHighHigh
OdoursLowHighIntermediateIntermediate
Level of noiseLowIntermediateIntermediateHigh
Treatment of pathological and anatomical wastex

Cost

Ecosteryl (dry microwave process)Autoclave (hot steam process)Autoclave with a shedderIncinerator (high-heat process)
ROIHighLowLowLow
Investment costsIntermediateLowIntermediateHigh
Operating costsLowHighHighHigh
Maintenance costsLowHighHighHigh
Labour costsLowHighHighHigh

Environment

Ecosteryl (dry microwave process)Autoclave (hot steam process)Autoclave with a shedderIncinerator (high-heat process)
Impact on the environmentNoIntermediateIntermediateHigh
Treated waste recyclablexxx
No contaminated rejection (such as water, steam)xxx

Security

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