WIT Press


Management Of Pollution From An Hospital Incinerator In Nigeria

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000251

Volume

42

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

795 kb

Author(s)

A.O. Coker, A.M. Akaru, M.K.C. Sridhar & I.O. Aladenola

Abstract

In Nigeria, there has been in recent times, a growing need to effectively manage the pollution stemming from biomedical waste disposal by hospital incinerators. This is not unconnected with the enormous quantities of the biomedical wastes being churned out haphazardly to the environment coupled with the increasing awareness of the Nigerian populace to health-care delivery. The case-study is the incinerator being currently used in Nigeria's oldest Teaching Hospital - University College Hospital (UCH) located at Ibadan, Oyo State. The UCH's incinerator handles close to 300kg of biomedical wastes daily. Plastics mainly Polyvinylchloride (PVC) products and absorbants which are major sources

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