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Mediburn Medical Waste Incinerator

Elastec's MediBurn Medical Waste Incinerator is a batch load, direct fire, mobile incinerator for a variety of applications including medical waste. The unit is one of the lightest in its class, facilitating deployment for virus outbreaks, mission hospitals in remote areas, and disaster relief operations. It does not use cast concrete, rather a layer of fire bricks, that can be easily replaced in the field as needed. Primarily running on diesel, the MediBurn incinerator can also be fueled by heating oil or JP8. It is available in two sizes depending on the volume of waste to be handled. The modulating under air burners ensure consistent high temperatures needed to destroy infectious waste, whilst retaining the flue gas for sterilization. Simply load waste into the chamber, close the door and turn on the unit. Minimal training is required and the waste incinerator is ready to use upon delivery. It has been used with great success in eliminating medical waste during Ebola outbreaks. It is also able to destroy medical waste from other viral outbreaks like Coronavirus (COVID-19). We also manufacture a drop-off box for drug take-back programs and offer a line of accessories for MediBurn. Read our FAQ. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

According to estimations, one hospital bed can generate between 13 lbs. (5.8 Kg) and 23 lbs. (10.4 Kg) of medical waste per day. Thermal treatment of infectious medical waste is the ideal solution for hospital waste management. Illegal dumping severely affects the environment and syringes and other waste can end up on beaches, in the ocean, in rivers and other bodies of water. The proper destruction of this waste with incineration helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola or the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

MediBurn incinerates everything from medical waste to animal remains with clean emissions. The incinerator's small footprint makes it easy to fit in facilities with limited space. Its portability and simple installation offers the flexibility for relocation. This medical waste incinerator is easy to operate and requires minimal training.

Both models of Mediburn offer modulating burners and under-air technology. They also offer electronic controls for improved safety and system control. Multi-language support is available.

  • 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
  • Thermostatic temperature control for efficient fuel consumption
  • Dual chamber combustion and high exhaust temperatures in excess of 1000°C (1832°F)

National Stock Numbers;
MediBurn (0MEDI-220): 4540-01-551-9666
MediBurn Spares (0KIT-SP130): 4540-01-551-9551
MediBurn30 (0MEDI-230): 4540-01-581-2479
MediBurn30 Spares (0KIT-SP133): 4540-01-581-2546
ThermoCouple (4THERCO000C): 6685-01-567-5073

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  • Used to dispose of Ebola medical waste
  • Easy to operate controls with automatic operation through four stage burn cycle.
  • Pre-set cycle control for efficient use of fuel.
  • Dual chamber combustion, (in excess of 1000°C /1832°F) exceeding regulatory requirements.
  • Modulating, direct-fire diesel burners.
  • Open door sensor and door lock.
  • Ceramic refractory can be easily replaced in the field with no special tools required.
  • Multi fuel capability -Diesel, Heating Oil, Number 2 Fuel Oil, JP8.
  • Easy cleanout with supplied rake.
  • Environmentally friendly (based on actual flue gas and bottom ash analyses).
  • Low weight facilitates shipping in emergency relief operations.
  • Optional: Exhaust stack in different lengths.

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Mediburn Medical Waste Incinerator Documentation

“We purchased their MediBurn Incinerator for our Haiti-based hospital serving 550,000+ poor each year. Elastec's experienced staff has backed their product through quality and timely service. Their medical waste incinerators have had a concrete impact on our service to the world’s poor.”

Mark M.

“The MediBurn incinerator has worked a whole cycle without any problems. Thank you.”

Simon A.

“The MediBurn incinerator has allowed us to reduce considerably the toxic emissions of the incineration of our hospital waste. It has allowed the infectious medical waste at the hospital to be incinerated following WHO recommendations.”

Jordan D.

“We’ve burnt waste with the Mediburn a maximum of 8 hours a day since receiving it and haven’t stopped. We haven’t had any major issues.”

Michael T.

“The Department of Health and Family Services - Environmental Health Program endorses the use of the incinerator as a consequence of successful trials at Darwin and Katherine Hospitals.”

Northern Territory Govt (Australia)

“We have installed the Incinerator as per manufacturer’s instructions and the Incinerator is well functioning. It enables our hospital to dispose of the medical waste in a safe manner.”

African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“This equipment allows MSF to reduce considerably the toxic emissions of the incineration of hospital waste in a residential area of Port Au Prince, Haiti. The incinerator allows infectious waste at this hospital to be incinerated following WHO recommendations.”

Medicans Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders

“We purchased the incinerator for our Haiti-based hospital serving 500,000 indigent poor each year. I would highly recommend to seriously considering partnering with Elastec, as to date have had a concrete impact on our service to the worlds poor.”

Partners in Health, Boston, USA

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List of Burnables

  • Gloves (rubber)
    & Masks (cotton)
  • Gauze
  • Garments
  • Swabs
  • Trash Bags
  • Containers
  • IV Bags
  • Specimen Cups
  • Disposable Gowns
  • Sheets
  • Pre-Moistened Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers (polypropylene & cottons)
  • Napkins (polypropylene & cotton)
  • Forks, Spoons & Cups (polypropylene)
  • Syringes (iron & HDPP & anti-shock PE)
  • Ampoule (glass)
  • Bottles & Caps (polypropylene & polyethylene)
  • Petri Dish (hard crystal/glass)
  • Test Tubes (HDPE & anti-shock PP)
  • Pipettes (HDPP)
  • Hard plastic (HDPP & LDPP)
  • Bandages (cotton)
  • Soft & hard tubes (polyethylene)
  • Body Parts and Tissues

Waste Chemicals and Drugs: Medical waste does not include any chemicals or drugs identified as hazardous waste. Drugs and chemicals identified as hazardous waste should not be included.

Sharps: Needles and scalpels should not be included with materials to be put in the unit because of danger in handling. If included, the sharps would be sterilized but not melt.

DO NOT BURN: Soft & hard PVC tubes, cytoxic waste (chemotherapy waste), X-ray chemicals, hazardous chemicals, or large amounts of liquid. (Too much liquid will leak over the front lip of the chamber.)

Waste incinerator control panel

MediBurn Control Panel

The electronic Mediburn control system automatically goes through the burn cycle with minimal operator input. The upper chamber pre-heats before the waste is burnt. Automatic door locking feature for safe loading and unloading of ash. Multi-lingual support is available.

The control panel is used to control and monitor the incinerator. The display can be switched to show either the remaining incineration time or the temperature of the incineration gases. The control panel has indication lamps that show when each diesel burner is in operation.

The automated system makes using MediBurn as easy as using a household microwave. The solid-state design makes it easier to service in the field (compared to PLC units).

Drug take-back program drop-off box

Drug Drop-Off Box

Elastec manufactures drug drop-off boxes that can be used in conjunction with either our Drug Terminator or Mediburn for take-back programs. The boxes can be set up at locations to collect expired and unused prescription drugs so that they can safely be incinerated. Our drug drop-off boxes can be painted or wrapped with graphics to suit the needs of your location. Each box has a lockable deposit door, retrieval door for emptying, and 4 bolt anchor holes in the base. Contact us for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical waste?
Any waste that is generated as a by-product of healthcare work is considered medical waste. This would include syringes, used gauze, soiled linens, and any other material that comes in contact with the body during diagnosis, research, or treatment.

Is my waste hazardous?
Under environmental legislation, waste is considered hazardous when it contains substances or has properties that make it harmful to human health or the environment. This can include items like gloves, aprons, gowns, syringes, IVs, bandages, and gauze.

What temperature does the unit reach?
It burns at 1,900F (1,000C) and can reach temperatures above 2,200F (1,250C)

What electrical hookup is required?
It needs a 220v, single phase power connection. It can work with 50 or 60Hz. It also requires diesel fuel for operation.

Can MediBurn be used to incinerate infectious waste from an Ebola outbreak?
Yes. Elastec’s MediBurn has proven itself in eliminating infectious medical waste in locations ranging from Sudan to the South Pacific, in remote healthcare facilities and developing countries on every continent but Antarctica. Agencies ranging from UNICEF to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have found the units helpful in fighting infectious disease.

How big is the fuel tank and how much fuel does it use?
The on-board fuel tank holds 40 gallons. It uses 2-3 gallons per hour.

How hard is this unit to operate?
It is very easy to operate with little or no training. The control system is simple to understand and repairs/maintenance can be done with basic mechanical skills. Technical support is always available by phone or email.

40 CFR 60.2887 – What combustion units are excluded from this subpart

“(p) Units that combust contraband or prohibited goods. Your incineration unit is excluded if the unit is owned or operated by a government agency such as police, customs, agricultural inspection, or a similar agency to destroy only illegal or prohibited goods such as illegal drugs, or agricultural food products that can not be transported into the country or across State lines to prevent biocontamination. The exclusion does not apply to items either confiscated or incinerated by private, industrial, or commercial entities.”

Learn more about 40 CFR 60.2887

MediBurn Questionnaire

Thank you for considering the Elastec MediBurn for your incineration needs. Please complete this questionnaire so that we may fully assess your requirement.

Note: The MediBurn can be used for general waste, medical waste, prescription drug, and document incineration. Please specify.