12 February 2020

Treatment and recovery of waste

Bertin's Sterilwave chosen by China to treat coronavirus-contaminated hospital waste

China chooses the Sterilwave solution developed by Bertin Technologies (CNIM subsidiary) with assistance from CNIM Industrial Systems China for on-site treatment of waste contaminated by the coronavirus in hospitals in Wuhan region.

In February 2020, the Chinese Minister of Health confirmed the acquisition of 16 Sterilwave treatment stations for the main hospitals in the Wuhan region. These ultra-compact, innovative systems with proven efficiency in terms of viral inactivation make it possible to treat biomedical waste that has potentially been contaminated by the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) directly on site and consequently eliminate all risk of contamination outside the hospital. Thanks to Sterilwave solutions, the dangerous waste generated by hospitals is no longer taken by truck from the hospital to distant treatment sites, which significantly limits the risk of contagion.

In order to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Wuhan region of China, Bertin Technologies (CNIM Group) offered China its experience and expertise in treating biomedical waste directly in hospitals through the sale of 16 Sterilwave SW440 machines (treatment capacity: up to 80 kg/hour).

These machines make it possible to grind down and sterilize all types of hospital waste that may potentially have been contaminated by the coronavirus using microwave treatment, and therefore remove the need to take this waste outside the hospital, which poses a significant risk of external contamination.

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