As the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, clinics and hospitals may need to consider on-site disposal for the infectious medical waste. The Elastec MediBurn is a portable medical waste incinerator that has been effectively used to dispose of hazardous waste during viral outbreaks like Ebola . MediBurn reaches temperatures of up to 1000ºC (1832ºF) and is able to destroy health care waste for laboratories, small clinics, and hospitals treating patients of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as linens, sharps, gauze, gowns, rags, wipes, masks, Tyvek suits, etc.
MediBurn has been proven successful in other viral outbreaks.
During the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the MediBurn was successfully used by both NGOs and governments to eliminate infectious waste. Due to its portability, small footprint, and ease of use, it was ideal for rural settings.
The advantages of on-site disposal of Coronavirus waste
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) : “The advantages of providing each health-care establishment with an on-site treatment facility includes convenience and minimization of risks to public health and the environment by confinement of hazardous / infectious health care waste to the health-care premises.”
The MediBurn can be used in conjunction with other disposal methods to set up on-site treatment facilities for clinics and hospitals that helps minimize risk and handling of materials. It is available in two sizes and is able to incinerate up to 10 cubic feet (0.28 cubic meters) of waste with a burn rate of 18 to 30 kg per hour with no smoke or smell during operation. Both models offer modulating burners and under-air technology. They also offer easy-to-use electronic controls for improved safety and system control and require minimal training. Multi-language support is available. The entire system only requires an electrical outlet, diesel fuel and minimal training.
Advantages of MediBurn:
- Minimal training
- Quick setup & ready to use upon delivery
- Easy to operate with state-of-the-art controls
- Requires only power supply connection and diesel fuel
- Automatic pre-set cycle control for efficient fuel consumption
Contact: Jeremy Pretzsch
Incinerator Sales Manager
For over a decade, Sales Manager, Jeremy Pretzsch has helped solve medical waste disposal issues around the world in hospitals, clinics and law enforcement agencies from small remote islands to arctic tundras. Contact Jeremy for information.