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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Infectious hospital waste: Evaluation of a tray dryer for volume and microbiological load reduction|
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.|
|Editor:||Taylor & Francis Inc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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