Mobile bird disposer introduced
Sanitec Industries successfully has completed
a large-scale avian flu containment and disposal test involving a unique
truck-based mobile system that completely eliminated the biological threat from
1,000 kg of turkey carcasses.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state emergency
management officials who monitored or reviewed the test concluded that the
truck-based mobile system would be a powerful weapon in what many believe may be
an all-out effort to stop the spread of H5N1 in the US.
emission-free bio-medical waste treatment system is currently in use by more
than 1,000 US healthcare facilities. Worldwide, Sanitec systems have treated
over 150,000 tonnes of infectious waste.
Designed to exceed the
requirements of an H5N1 outbreak within a large scale poultry plant, the March
15th test, the results of which were released this week, involved processing
tissue samples infused with Salmonella bacteria and a type of bacterial spore
related to Anthrax along with over 1,000 kg of turkey
Unlike incineration, which merely transforms biohazard
material into other dangerous waste products, Sanitec systems are the only
self-contained disposal units that utilize a patented microwave disinfection
system that eliminates bacterial and viral pathogens.
system first shreds the infected matter and then adds high-pressure high
temperature steam. The shredded material is then moved through an auger where
six industrial microwaves ovens cook the material from the inside out, exposing
the waste to heat of more than 100 degrees Celcius for up to seventy-five
minutes. According to experts, heating H5N1 infected tissue to between 55 - 63
degrees C is sufficient to render the virus harmless. Each Sanitec unit can
process over 100 tons per week of bio hazardous waste including birds infected
with avian flu.
For a detailed
description of the Sanitec Microwave Healthcare Waste Disinfection System visit
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