Biomedical waste treatment commercial operations used to be limited to incineration; however, this method has proven to be dangerous to the environment. Using steam that is under a great deal of heat and pressure in an autoclave is the latest method of treating biomedical waste that has been growing in popularity, mainly because it’s so safe and effective. Autoclaves use steam to render biomedical waste harmless to the public and to the environment.
For those who generate a great deal of waste, including those who work out of commercial facilities, having an autoclave onsite can be a big time and money saver. Many smaller medical practices uses small autoclaves onsite that are basically considered to be portable devices that are used for sterilizing tools and instruments, while others store their waste onsite and have it picked up and transferred to a third-party’s sanitizing location. Either ways will work, depending on your budget and the amount of waste that you produce.
Larger commercial buildings have much bigger requirements for waste management, and having an onsite solution can save thousands of dollars each year. While the third-party services are incredibly effective and can be a huge convenience for busy business owners, the cost can really start to add up if you are generating more and more waste each month as the practice grows. If it’s time for you to start rethinking your biohazardous waste treatment plan, consider the cost savings of having an onsite autoclave. Medical waste can be treated throughout the day, and you’ll save money over the life of the autoclave. It’s a win-win for those who are looking for a solution that is both cost effective and easy to implement. Autoclaves can be custom designed with your needs and budget in mind, and you don’t even have to worry about designing it or installing the final product yourself.
A custom autoclave designed for commercial use is typically quite powerful and will stay working well as long as it’s properly maintained. Make sure that you have someone onsite who is trained in how to use and maintain an autoclave before having one installed.