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"Alternative and Emerging Medical Waste Treatment Technologies"
Author: Doucet, Lawrence G.
Published In: Hazardous Materials and Solid Waste Management
Date: 1992

Reviews the background of concerns over medical waste and the enactment of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.  Summarizes and highlights alternative and innovative medical waste treatment technologies under development and in practice.  Clarifies terminology used in the application processes.  Discusses and recommends key items that should be taken into account when evaluating medical waste treatment alternatives.  Covers disfigurement, decontamination, autoclaving, incineration, microwaving, electro-thermal radiation, infrared heating, pyrolysis systems, plasma systems, laser treatment, medical SafeTEC system, Winfield System, Affald System, MeDETOX System, Sexton Environmental System, Ecapsulation/Solidifaction System, and radiation systems.

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