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POST 01220E: WANTED-SMALL-SCALE INCINERATORS FOR SAFETY BOXES 31 JANUARY 2008 _____________________________________________________________ Toryalai Hart writes in with a query for SSIs that can handle healthcare waste which comprises large quantities of plastic. **************************************************************** Hello Techneters - I'm in the process of compiling a database of small-scale incinerators and am in particular lacking options for systems capable of handling loads of 100% safety boxes (pure plastic). Most small-scale incinerators require mixing infectious waste bags with safety boxes to avoid damaging the unit. This is fine until a country undertakes a national immunization campaign, and floods the medical waste stream with tons of plastic that they are unable to cleanly destroy. So far, I have DeMontfort, Turbo 2000, Waste Disposal Unit (WDU), DD Best, DD Mini, and Medicin 400. There are pros and cons for many of these products (durability, electricity/fuel required, emissions quality, temperature gage, price of civil works, availability of materials in country, etc), and analysis will be done factoring all of this in. Please note that technology should operate at temperatures higher than 600 degrees, and smoke from stack should be clear while running. If anyone has good field experience with a particular brand/model (diesel, LPG, electric, biomass, auto-combustion, other), please share details so I can add it to the database. Many thanks, Toryalai Hart Consultant, Health and Information Technology IT Power India Pvt. Ltd. Office Tel: +91 4132342488 Usual Tel: +212 24390997 Usual Cell: +212 79953847 Current Cell: +509 6376327 ______________________________________________________________________ All members of the TechNet21 e-Forum are invited to send comments on any posting or to use the forum to raise a new discussion or request technical information in relation to immunization services. The comments made in this forum are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not in any way mean that they are endorsed by any of the organizations and agencies to which the authors may belong. _________________________________________________________________________ Visit the TECHNET21 Website at You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. _________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : [][/email] Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E _________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Padmini Menon and is hosted in cooperation with IT Power India ( _________________________________________________________________________

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