Medical Waste Treatment System Research Project Milestone Achievement

“The Disinfection Module may also represent an opportunity to provide hospitals and other medical facilities with an affordable alternative to discharging their untreated medical waste streams into municipal sewer systems and landfills.”

For Immediate Release

Release Date:
Monday, November 22, 2010

Knoxville, TN - Innovasan announces the successful completion of the first bench test of the prototype Med-San™ Disinfection Module (Fig. 1) destroying putrefaction bacteria incubated in a fluid surgical waste stream (Fig. 2). The Disinfection Module is the first stage in a three-stage volume scalable, continuous flow process being built to destroy biological, pharmaceutical and other organic compounds.

           

The in-line, continuous flow prototype is 19" long x 4" dia., weighs 4.5 lbs and has a rated thru-put capacity of 600 gals/hr. The first bench test was successfully run at 90 gals/hr - processing 3 gals of waste stream in under 2 minutes using an energy footprint of 4.5 amps @ 11.5 VDC.

"This is a significant achievement in our ongoing collaborative effort with the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Ft. Detrick, MD to build the Interceptor Waste Treatment System™ for military medical waste disposal," says Jeff Hubrig, Principal Investigator. "The Disinfection Module may also represent an opportunity to provide hospitals and other medical facilities with an affordable alternative to discharging their untreated medical waste streams into municipal sewer systems and landfills. If we can stop the discharge of untreated waste streams, we will have taken one more step towards protecting our communities and the environment. It is just one step and many are needed, but it is a step in the right direction.”