Excerpts downloaded on May 31, 1997 from the URLs given. http://www.ridge.net/simonds/path.html Pathological Incinerators are designed to consume Type IV waste. This includes: Human and animal remains, consisting of carcasses, organs and solid wastes from hospitals, laboratories, abatoirs, animal pounds and similar sources. These waste consist of up to 85% moisture and 5% incombustible solids with a heating value of 1000 BTUs per pound as fired. Unlike the starved-air systems of Continual Burn and Batch Burn Incinerators, Pathological Incinerators function on excess air. This design parameter addresses the need to evaporate the majority of the waste being destroyed, and it also permits the system to be loaded during operation without risk of an environmental upset or a disturbance in the combustion process. The Pathological Incinerator also differs from other systems in that the hearth is heated from combustion occuring within the secondary chamber which is below the primary chamber. The heated hearth allows for a better reduction of the oils and other liquids emanating from the Type IV waste. Waste can be loaded every 15 minutes at one fourth of the hourly rated capacity. For example, a 200-pound-per-hour unit could be loaded with approxiamtely 50 pounds of waste every 15 minutes. http://www.ridge.net/simonds/cont.html The continual burn incinerator equipped with an automatic feed allows for the waste loading at the rated capacity for up to 8 hours. A system with the automatic ash removal feature increase waste loading at the rated capacity up to 24 hours on a continual basis. In the Continual Feed process, waste is introduced into a charging hopper either manually or by an automatic cart dumper. Then the charging hopper door is closed, the primary chamber refractory-lined gate is raised, and the waste is introduced into the primary chamber by a hydraulic ram mechanism. Next, the burning waste is moved through the primary chamber by a charging ram and one or more ash pushers. They move the steadily-reducing mass of waste to the end of the chamber. Then, if the system is equipped with automatic ash removal, the ash drops through a water seal into a water filled tank. From there it is moved by either a drag conveyor, the Simonds proprietary "Ash Sweep," or the Simonds "Ash Kicker," to a dumpster for removal from the area. In systems not equipped the automatic ash removal, the ash remains in the primary chamber until the system is cooled down. It is them removed manually. At or near capacity our continuous feed incinerators operate without auxiliary fuel. Our systems maintain precise control over the combustions process through a design which rigidly governs the introduction of all air. [Table deleted] NOTE: The Continual burn procedure permits waste to be loaded periodically at the rated capacity for a period of up to 8 hours. If system is equipped with automatic ash removal, waste can be loaded and burned up to 24 hours per day. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.entropyinc.com/quarter/win95.htm 1. Medical waste: any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biologicals. Biologicals means preparations made from living organisms and their products, including vaccines, cultures, etc., intended for use in diagnosing, immunizing, or treating humans or animals or in research pertaining thereto. The term medical waste does not include any hazardous waste identified or listed under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), any household waste as defined in regulations under Subtitle D of RCRA, or any human or animal remains not generated as medical waste 2. Continuous MWI: a medical waste incinerator that is designed to allow waste charging and ash removal during combustion 3. Intermittent MWI: a medical waste incinerator that is designed to allow waste charging, but not ash removal during combustion 4. Batch MWI: a medical waste incinerator that is designed such that neither waste charging nor ash removal can occur during combustion. 5. Pathological MWI: a medical waste incinerator that burns only pathological waste (human or animal remains, anatomical parts, and/or tissue), the bags/containers used to collect and transport the waste and animal bedding.
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