* Procurement of the turnkey contract for the supply and installation of the Southeast Regional Medical Waste Collection and Treatment system have been completed (August 2007); SEEN Environment from Martinique with the ECODAS
steam sterilization and technology from France was selected and implementation of the facility have commenced;
The French Ministries of Health and the Environment have approved several non-incineration processes to treat potentially infectious wastes, including a steam system developed by Ecodas, headquartered in Roubaix.
Ecodas drew upon its 20 years of experience manufacturing steam pressure autoclaves for the textile industry to design a medical waste treatment system.
The first stage of the Ecodas treatment involves loading contaminated waste into a hermetically sealed chamber that feeds a grinder with 20 rotating blades.
Ecodas designed three different versions of its waste treatment machines to accommodate a range of waste volumes and space available for installation.