Release of bacterial aerosols during infectious waste compaction : an initial hazard evaluation for healthcare workers.
Compaction has been suggested as an interim processing method for infectious waste.
Compaction greatly reduces the volume of waste at the site of generation and produces a more stable package for handling, shipment, and treatment.
Preliminary studies have also indicated that when partially compacted waste is burned in an incinerator, the performance of the incineration unit is enhanced.
Compaction is not currently wed in institutions because the process may lead to the release of infectious aerosols, which could pose a significant hazard to healthcare workers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Emission polluant, Aérosol, Traitement déchet, Compactage, Déchet dangereux, Bactérie, Etude expérimentale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Pollutant emission, Aerosols, Waste treatment, Compaction, Hazardous waste, Bacteria, Experimental study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0319780
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 199406.