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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Infectious hospital waste: Evaluation of a tray dryer for volume and microbiological load reduction
Author: Carvalho, SML
da Silva, MGC
Abstract: To investigate the dryer performance for treatment of infectious hospital waste (IHW), drying kinetics, volume, and microbiological load reduction characteristics were studied. A surrogate waste and B. subtilis (BSN) were used for effectiveness testing of the drying. Satisfactory performance was found for microbiological load reduction. The study of a thermal inactivation kinetics of the BSN shows that a reduction of 6 orders of magnitude occurred in 42 min. The volume reduction obtained was equal to 30 - 50% after drying. The results obtained were comparable to results from IHW treatment technologies currently in operation.
Subject: drying
hospital waste
microbiological inactivation
Country: EUA
Editor: Taylor & Francis Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/07373930600612065
Date Issue: 2006
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