Hospital waste management and toxicity evaluation: a case study.

  title={Hospital waste management and toxicity evaluation: a case study.},
  author={M Tsakona and Evangelia Anagnostopoulou and Evangelos Gidarakos},
  journal={Waste management},
  volume={27 7},
Hospital waste management is an imperative environmental and public safety issue, due to the waste's infectious and hazardous character. This paper examines the existing waste strategy of a typical hospital in Greece with a bed capacity of 400-600. The segregation, collection, packaging, storage, transportation and disposal of waste were monitored and the observed problematic areas documented. The concentrations of BOD, COD and heavy metals were measured in the wastewater the hospital generated… CONTINUE READING
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