Safely Disposing of Ebola and Other Infectious Waste
with On-Site Incinerators

Handling High Volumes of Category A Infectious Substances

Treating patients with suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) or viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) necessitates the ability to properly handle a high volume of infectious medical waste. During treatment in the US, one Ebola patient generates enough contaminated waste to fill eight 55-gallon drums each day.

There are two ways to handle the substantial amounts of infectious waste generated by Ebola patients: transport waste to an approved outside facility or incinerate infectious waste on-site.

Transporting Category A Infectious Substances

The Ebola virus is a Category A infectious substance. As such, transportation of Ebola contaminated waste is carefully monitored and governed by US Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. Extensive and rigorous protocols must be followed to carefully prepare then transport Ebola-infected waste. All liability for safely transporting infectious substances is borne by the shipper; not the carrier.

On-Site Incineration - Safe and Cost-Effective

According to the CDC, "Ebola-associated waste that has been appropriately inactivated or incinerated is not infectious and is not considered to be regulated medical waste or a hazardous material under Federal law."

On-site incineration of Ebola-contaminated waste reduces costs and reduces potential liability (including risks to workers, risks associated with transporting infectious waste, and the risk of theft by those with nefarious intensions). Incineration quickly and easily reduces the significant volume of waste generated by patients being treated for the Ebola virus.

According to Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, when it comes to waste which may contain the Ebola virus, "incineration was simple and effective and should be available to hospitals to help dispose of the mountain of waste".

Ebola-Contaminated Waste Incinerators

Our infectious waste incinerators include many benefits of high-priced systems yet are within the budgets of small facilities. These benefits include:

  • Fast, complete and efficient waste disposal
  • Temperatures exceed 1500 degrees - inactivating all infection
  • Reduces waste volume by 95% within a few hours
  • Easy and safe incinerator operation: simply load, turn on, then return to remove sterile ash; the incinerator automatically runs the cycle as programed and shuts off upon completion
  • Sterile ash residue can be disposed of per standard protocol for hospital medical waste
  • Specially designed for the unique needs of 100 - 400 bed hospitals and clinics
  • Equipment is durable, long-lasting, easy to install, easy to run, and easy to maintain
  • Incinerators are customized to meet or exceed local, state, and federal requirements
  • Low energy consumption and a choice of fuels

Contact us today to talk with an incinerator specialist. Discover whether on-site incineration is the right solution for your medical facility. Get answers to your questions about on-site incineration, incinerator configuration, pricing, operation, and more.

We ship throughout the USA and around the world.

For more information from the Centers for Disease Control on Ebola-associated waste management visit www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/medical-waste-management.html.

Contact us today for more information about incinerating Ebola-infected medical waste on-site.

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"We certainly know how to inactivate and destroy the Ebola virus; we feel very comfortable with incineration."

- CDC Director
Dr. Thomas Frieden

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