• Environmentally friendly disposal of clinical waste.
  • Environmentally friendly disposal of clinical waste.
  • Environmentally friendly disposal of clinical waste.
  • Environmentally friendly disposal of clinical waste.
  • Environmentally friendly disposal of clinical waste.
  • Environmentally friendly disposal of clinical waste.

Environmentally friendly disposal of biomedical waste

In hospitals, clinical waste is often disposed of in such a way that human health and the environment are endangered. This is why Technology without Borders (Technik ohne Grenzen – TeoG) helps. Together with the management of Ghanaian hospitals, TeoG develops and implements processes for the separation, recycling and disposal of waste. Incinerators are constructed on site to burn the biomedical waste appropriate. TeoG provides the know-how and helps with the money – the main responsibility of the project however lies with the management of the hospital. Two members of TeoG are present and train the partners in the operation of the incinerators and in the sustainable handling of waste. The contact is maintained to ensure long-term success.

There is hardly any waste management in many hospitals and communities around the world. Waste is just thrown on the street or dumped behind somebody’s house. Especially in hospitals the infectious waste is a big problem concerning drinking water quality and health. Therefore, TeoG opted to start their pilot projects in Ghanaian hospitals.

The costs of materials and wages vary widely from project to project.
Costs of approx. 2,000 € arise for the material of the waste yard and the incinerator. 500 € can be calculated for transportation of material and approx. 1,000 € in addition for wages, waste bins and other costs.
The total project expenditure is therefore approx. 3,500 € excluding travel costs.

Stage of development: produced in serial production

MATERIAL:
300 Fire bricks 230 x 116 x 76 mm
250 kg Cement (Portland)
500 kg Ballast (for concrete base)
1000 kg Sand
100 kg Fire cement (high alumina)
42 m Rolled steel angle (mild steel, 40 x 40 x 3 mm thick)
2 m Rectangular section mild steel 75x75x3 mm wall thickness
1 sheets Flat sheet (mild steel, 2400 x 1200 x 3 mm)
3 m Mild steel pipe (150 mm diameter x 3 mm thick)
60 Welding rods (mild steel)
40 m Steel cable (5 mm 7 strand)
6 m Rolled steel angle (mild steel, 50 x 50 x 3 mm thick)
(rough estimation to get an idea)

BURNING PROCESS:
Temperatures above 800°C
Burns continuously approx. 50 kg waste per hours

 

 

Key Facts

Organization: Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. (technology without borders Germany) - Germany
Website: www.teog.ngo/?lang=en
Contact: Veronika Birk
Email: info@technik-ohne-grenzen.org
Used by: Ghana

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