Medical Waste Incineration and Pollution Prevention

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The annual cost of medical care in the U niled States is rapidly approaching a trillion dollars. Without doubt, much of the rise in costs is due to our health industry's concentration on high technology remediation and risk avoidance measures. From recent public discussions it is becoming in­ creasingly evident that to contain the costs and at the same time extend the benefits of health care without national bankruptcy will necessitate much greater attention to preventative medicine. The total cost of waste ...
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Overview

The annual cost of medical care in the U niled States is rapidly approaching a trillion dollars. Without doubt, much of the rise in costs is due to our health industry's concentration on high technology remediation and risk avoidance measures. From recent public discussions it is becoming in­ creasingly evident that to contain the costs and at the same time extend the benefits of health care without national bankruptcy will necessitate much greater attention to preventative medicine. The total cost of waste disposal by our health industry is well over a billion dollars. It is rising rapidly as we increasingly rely on high technol­ ogy remediation measures. Here, too, in the opinion of the authors of this work, it would be prudent to give much greater attention to preventative approaches. Incineration technology has largely been developed for disposing mu­ nicipal solid waste (MSW) and hazardous waste (HW). As a result of the multibillion dollar funding for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), most experts believe that pollution control is the key to minimizing toxic emissions from incinerators. This view is now beginning to take hold in medical waste (MW) incineration as well. However, the authors contributing to this book have concluded that precombustion measures can be most effective in reducing the toxic products of medical waste incineration.
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Green (mechanical engineering, U. of Florida) and a small group of colleagues defy the prevailing approach to dealing with the pollution problem associated with burning medical waste, by advocating precombustion rather than postcombustion measures. They apply the principles of clean combustion technology to medical waste disposal, following its natural subdivisions from precombustion preparation through ash treatment and disposal. For scientists, hospital administrators, and environmental activists and regulators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461365693
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2014
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 Toxic Products of Medical Waste Incineration
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Toxic Products of Incineration 7
1.3 Clean Coal Technology 9
1.4 The UF-T-CCTL Experimental Program 13
1.5 Reanalysis of CHC Data 19
1.6 Theoretical Models of CHC Formation 27
1.7 Summary 31
Acknowledgments 32
References 33
2 Characterization of Today's Medical Waste
2.1 Introduction 37
2.2 Definitions of Medical Waste 38
2.3 Waste Generation 43
2.4 Plastics and Metals Content 45
2.5 Plastic Disposables 45
2.6 Metals Content of Waste Materials 47
2.7 Heating Value of Medical Wastes 48
2.8 Summary 51
References 51
3 Medical Waste Management in Australasia
3.1 Introduction 53
3.2 The Revised Incineration Policy 54
3.3 Operational Experience 55
3.4 Emission Testing at Hamilton 58
3.5 Comparison with Other Results 62
3.6 Environmental Impacts of Incinerators 63
3.7 Emission Control 66
3.8 Feasibility of Substitution 68
3.9 Alternatives to Incineration 69
3.10 Summary 71
References 71
4 Avoidance of Metals in Biomedical Waste Incinerators
4.1 Introduction 73
4.2 Background 74
4.3 Analysis of Source Test Data 78
4.4 Discussion of Results 83
4.5 Summary 91
4.6 Recommendations 92
Acknowledgments 93
References 93
5 Relationship between Input and Output
5.1 Introduction 97
5.2 Regulatory Limits on Emissions 99
5.3 Acceptable Ground Level Air Quality Standards 101
5.4 Chemical Composition of Waste 102
5.5 Component Composition of Municipal and Medical Waste 104
5.6 Effects of the Combustion Process 109
5.7 Absorbing, Condensing, and Collecting Particulate 111
5.8 Effect of Temperature on Control of Emissions 112
5.9 Fly Ash, Scrubber Residues, and Bottom Ash 113
5.10 Effectiveness of Emission Controls 113
5.11 Relating Emissions to Ground Level Concentrations 114
5.12 Summary 124
References 125
6 Postcombustion Cleanup
6.1 Introduction 128
6.2 Description of Air Pollution Control Systems 129
6.3 Effect of Pollution Prevention on Postcombustion Operations 136
6.4 Air Quality Modeling and Health Risk Assessments 138
6.5 Summary 139
References 140
7 Ash Disposal
7.1 Introduction 142
7.2 Research on Ash Leaching 143
7.3 Metals Content of Wastes 145
7.4 Leaching of Metals in Ash Residues 146
7.5 Effect of Furnace Temperature on Particle Size 147
7.6 Variability of Ash Leaching Data 147
7.7 Research on MSW Fly Ash and Bottom Ash Residues 148
7.8 Ash Residues from MWIs 149
7.9 Composition of MWI Ash Residues 151
7.10 Effect of Emission Controls on Ash Disposal 152
7.11 Reducing Soluble Metals and Salts in Ash Residues 152
7.12 Summary 153
References 154
8 Polymer Substitutes for Medical Grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
8.1 Properties of PVC 155
8.2 Combustion Products of PVC 157
8.3 Substitute Polymers for Flexible Medical Applications 159
8.4 Substitute Polymers for Rigid PVC Medical Materials 163
8.5 Estimates of Extra Costs 165
8.6 Conclusions About Medical PVC and Biofriendly Materials 167
References 169
9 The Future of Medical Waste Incineration
9.1 State-of-the-Art Assessments 170
9.2 The New York City Medical Waste Management (NYCMWM) Study<</table>
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