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Colorado adopts medical waste processing technology

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By: HazMat Staff

Colorado Medical Waste Inc. has announced that Colorado has become the third state in the U.S. to adopt environmentally safe technology for the processing of medical waste.

The new green technology uses ozone to process medical waste without environmental contaminants, making  medical waste dumping a thing of the past.

Final approval was granted on March 10, 2014 for operation of the Ozone Medical Waste Processor at  Colorado Medical Waste Inc.’s Aurora location. 

Company President Beverly Hanstrom has worked for over three years to obtain regulatory approvals to operate her Ozone Medical Waste Processor. “We are ecstatic to finally put this amazing technology to work for Colorado,” says Hanstrom in a statement to media. “Ozone medical waste processing is the future and will replace antiquated technologies and processes of the past. It’s been a long time coming, and we are poised and positioned to accommodate five tons per day and have planned in advance for the installation of another ozone processor as volume increases,” she added.

Colorado Medical Waste’s OMW-1000 uses ozone to process medical waste. Unlike autoclaves, which produce a harsh odour, the ozone process creates a pleasant rain-like aroma with zero emissions, zero chemicals and no dumping. It then uses an industrial shredder to tear the metal and plastic material to a residual similar to confetti and reduces the volume of waste by 90 per cent.

For detailed information about the company and ozone medical waste processing, visit http://www.coloradomedicalwaste.com


Medical waste after processing in the OMW-1000. Photo: Colorado Medical Waste, 2014.
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