Treatment plants can achieve a greater than 90 percent reduction in volume of biohazardous waste using a technology developed by Ozonator Industries of Canada.
Based on its recent analysis of the biohazardous waste treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Ozonator with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership.
The zero-emission biohazardous waste treatment technology ensures environmental sustainability through its efficiency and low-energy consumption, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Existing biohazardous waste treatment technologies perform rather inefficiently, and produce large quantities of by-products that have to be disposed of in a landfill. Traditional waste treatment technologies such as incineration and autoclaving are highly energy-intensive. They work at a higher temperature range, which causes them to emit various waste gases and pollutants.
Ozonator’s biohazardous waste treatment technology extracts oxygen from the ambient air and converts it to ozone with the help of a plasma ozone generator. This ozone is then used to treat the waste in a safe manner, at room temperature. After the treatment, any residual ozone is automatically converted back into oxygen.
The operating cost of Ozonator’s biohazardous waste treatment system only involves the cost of electrical energy — approximately $3.60 per hour of operation, which is considerably lower than that of the other competing technologies, Frost & Sullivan says.