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Bertin's Biomedical Waste Treatment for Small Facilities

Updated : 27-Aug-2020

Sterilwave 100

The Sterilwave 100 is biomedical waste treatment product, particularly suited to medical facilities generating only small amounts of waste. It allows small institutions (e.g. laboratories, small clinics and hospitals) to carry out safe, on-site treatment of up to 200L of biomedical waste per hour (20kg/hr*). The product is an alternative on-site solution to reduce the risk of contamination in comparison with incineration and landfills and complies with the strictest environmental and bacteriological reduction standards.

Company Name

Bertin Medical Waste

Headquarters

France

Product Launched in

November 2017

Sustainability Benefits

  • The treatment process does not produce any steam or liquid effluent, which means that there is no consumption of water and also no harmful emission during the process.
  • Biohazardous waste is sterilised with microwaves (heat it up to 110°C for 20 minutes) and allows microbial inactivation of up to 8log10.

USP

  • No segregation of medical waste is required as sterilwave 100 is suitable for all types of biomedical waste. - Sterilwave 100 is ultra-compact and comes in a mobile version, for use in a container for example.
  • The converted biomedical waste is inert and completely disinfected, reducing in its weight by more than 25% and in its volume by 80%.

End user sector

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Medical Research & Laboratories
  • Dental Facilities
  • Home Care and Nursing Services
  • Fire Departments and First Responders
  • Medical Facilities and Clinical Labs

How does this work?

Sterilwave's automated process is carried out in a single tank, following steps:

  • Loading of all types of unsorted medical waste (including solid, soft, sharp-edged, pointed, glass, plastic, bandage and dialysis items).
  • Uses a suspended vessel and rotating grinder blades to grind down all types of waste, including metallic objects.
  • Heating and sterilization by microwave treatment without any pressure increase,
  • Unloading of the inert waste with complete traceability. In 30 minutes, the medical waste to be disposed of is transformed into a compact, dry, inert material, with a weight reduction of 25% and a volume reduction of 80%.
  • The waste can then be mixed with household waste and disposed of via existing waste treatment channels

About the Company

Bertin has been designing and producing equipment with high added value in France and around the world for more than 50 years. Bertin, member of the CNIM group, has become the European leader in waste treatment. The company designs and develops in particular biomedical waste treatment solutions for direct installation at production sites around the world.

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