PAH and soot emissions from burning components of medical waste: examination/surgical gloves and cotton pads.

@article{Levendis2001PAHAS,
  title={PAH and soot emissions from burning components of medical waste: examination/surgical gloves and cotton pads.},
  author={Yiannis A Levendis and A Atal and James B. Carlson and M C Dur{\'a}n Quintana},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 5-7},
  pages={775-83}
}
This is a laboratory investigation on the emissions from batch combustion of representative infectious ("red bag") medical waste components, such as medical examination latex gloves and sterile cotton pads. Plastics and cloth account for the majority of the red bag wastes by mass and, certainly, by volume. An electrically heated, horizontal muffle furnace was used for batch combustion of small quantities of shredded fuels (0.5-1.5 g) at a gas temperature of approximately 1000 degrees C. The… CONTINUE READING
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