Treatment of Medical Waste

We pride ourselves in being an environmentally responsible facility that is able to offer a one stop service with regards to medical waste disposal in the Healthcare Industry.
With a strong focus on customer care, safety and compliance, A-Thermal provides its customers with two treatment methods to safely dispose of their medical and biohazardous waste streams.

A-Thermal’s medical waste treatment options:

  • Burn Technology: Incineration

Waste is fed into kiln at 850 °C. The waste is fully oxidized leaving an inert ash product. The flue gas is cleaned by a scrubbing system before discharged to the atmosphere.

The following HCRW waste streams can be treated by incineration:

  • Treatment of anatomical waste
  • Treatment of infectious and sharps waste
  • Treatment of gloves and masks
  • Treatment of Isolation waste
  • Non-Burn Technology: Autoclave

Our non-burn treatment method, managed by our technology partner, Cecor Allied Technologies, provides our clients with alternative treatment method to incineration. Medical waste, exclusive of anatomical, can be treated by means of non-burn technology. The unique form of non-burn technology using an autoclave treatment facility is considered to be a more environmentally friendly and efficient method of medical waste disposal.
The process of autoclaving waste involves high pressure stream injection into the treatment vessel which contains the medical waste. This elevates the temperature of the vessel. This is maintained for a period and then tests are then performed on each run to ensure complete sterilisation of the HCRW. In accordance with local legislation the HCRW is then shredded to ensure it no longer recognisable.

The following HCRW waste streams can be treated by autoclave:

  • Treatment of infectious and sharps waste
  • Treatment of gloves and masks
  • Treatment of Isolation waste

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