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Medical Waste Management and Disposal : Pollution Technology Review, - V.J. Landrum

Medical Waste Management and Disposal

Pollution Technology Review,

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1991
ISBN: 9780815512646
Number Of Pages: 563

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Describes the current status of US medical waste management and disposal practices, ranging from handling the waste as nonhazardous municipal solid waste to strict segregation, packaging, labeling, and tracking. Treatment techniques include steam sterilization, incineration, recycling and reuse methods. Also covers EPA studies characterizing types, numbers and sizes of waste generators and wastes generated.

Introduction
Characterization of Medical Waste
Health Hazard Assessment
Estimated Costs of the Demonstration Program and Improper
Demonstration Program Objectives and Evaluation
Medical Waste Handling Methods
Medical Waste Treatment Methods
Medical Waste Treatment Effectiveness
Existing State and Local Requirements
Regulatory Options for a National Program
Appropriateness of Penalties
Home Health Care and Small Quantity Generator Waste
Medical Waste Reuse, Recycling and Reduction
EPA Guide for Infectious Waste Management
Introduction
Infectious Waste Characterization
Infectious Waste Management
Treatment of Infectious Waste
Suggested Treatment Methods for Each Infectious Waste Category
Medical Waste Combustion at Municipal Waste Combustion Facilities
Introduction
Medical Waste
Impact of Medical Waste on Combustor Emissions
Important Considerations
Current Practices-U.S. MWCs
Current Practices-European and Canadian MWCs
MWC Manufacturers'/System Suppliers' Recommendations
Preliminary Recommendations and Research Needs
Hospital Medical Waste Incinerator Operation and Maintenance
Introduction
Hospital Incineration Systems
Air Pollution Control
Operation
Maintenance
Control and Monitoring Instrumentation
Operational Problems and Solutions
Recordkeeping
Safety Guidelines
Glossary
Waste Minimization Options for Selected Waste Streams
Waste Minimization Options
Toxics, Corrosives, and Miscellaneous Chemicals
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ISBN: 9780815512646
ISBN-10: 0815512643
Series: Pollution Technology Review,
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 563
Published: 1st July 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.93