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Medical Waste - TRU is the safest way to Treat

Hospitals, clinics, sanitary bins, and sharps bins generate millions of tones of waste each year. In previous years, this waste has been dumped in landfill, or incinerated.

The incineration of medical waste releases harmful toxic byproducts including dioxins, mercury, lead, and toxic ash that is released into the atmosphere. These pollutants threaten human health and the environment.

The dumping of medical waste without proper treatment can lead to the spread of disease, and pathogens amongst scavenger populations such as rodents. Blood borne pathogens such as Hepatitis and HIV can be spread amongst animals coming into contact with this medical waste, and in some cases reintroduced into the human population.

The safe alternative to treating medical waste is through a TRU pyrolysis plant.
The TRU processes medical waste through pyrolysis resulting in the remediation of the harmful toxic bi-products.

The process:

The medical waste is first pellatised, and then fed into the TRU.

The outputs from this process are:

  • Syngas,that is combusted to create intense, and controlled heat that can be used for power production
  • Carbonchar, which is inert, non-leaching, sterile,and safe for the environment and community

Pelletised medical waste
Pelletised medical waste

Power generation from medical waste.
An additional benefit and revenue stream, to the pelletizing of the Medical waste is that the thermal recovery of the embodied energy may be used for power generation.
For example: The TRU4000 can process up to 2 ton of pelletized medical waste per hour, on a continuous, 24/7 process. The thermal energy released during this process is directed to a steam turbine generator where electricity is produced, and fed back into the hospital, with excess power fed back into the grid. The electricity produced is approximately 2.6 megawatts.