Medical Waste Disposal

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893 medical wasteMEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL is a sourcebook for all aspects of medical waste handling, treatment and disposal. This book defines medical waste, describes the potential dangers associated with it, and presents methods for its treatment and disposal including autoclave treatment, radiation and other thermal and non-thermal processes. Incineration technologies are included in the text, as well as a chapter on crematories.

Current regulations are reproduced, as well as detailed information, including telephone numbers, of disposal system providers, contract disposal firms, and others in the field. Information on risk analysis, including sample calculations of health risk, and detailed incinerator emissions data. Issues relating to public attitudes about medical waste are included. Two computer programs on a disk included with the book provide critical system paramet! ers for a single-chamber incinerator including evaluation of starved air/excess air processes. The text has metric and American units for all references and calculations. 

 

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