Disposal of Biomedical Waste at the Outreach Clinic in Bolde, Nepal

About the Project

What's the problem?
Usually, infectious hospital waste in Nepal is burned in pits by pouring flammable liquids over it. The temperatures reached by this method are not high enough to sterilize the waste completely. In most cases, leftover waste will remain. This waste along with its germs and bacteria will be distributed around the hospital property from wind and animals. In the case of rain, the ground water may become contaminated as well. All of this increases the risk of infection for patients, hospital staff, visitors and neighbours. Technology without Borders faces this issue and provides a solution. How to solve it?
Based on knowledge and social connections from a previous project in Nepal (Environmentally friendly disposal of biomedical waste at the hospitals in Nepal), this project set out to counstruct an incinerator for burning biomedical waste in the township of Bolde. We used the well-tried two chamber incinerator model of TeoG. Due to the two combustion chambers as well as the chimney with a height of 4 to 5m, constant temperatures of more than 800°C are verifiably reached (peak temperatures up to 1050°C). As a result, the biomedical waste is sterilized, almost no carbon black and toxic gases arise (dioxin window between 300 and 600°C) and the waste volume is minimized. The ash can be burried without any concerns. The incinerators used in the previous project provided a burn rate of up to 20kg/h per incinerator.

The project was implemented by Henning Risse and Arne Bruns and we keept you up to date on this site. Hope you enjoyed following along.

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Information

Donation Status

100%


Project Leader

arne.bruns


Regional Groups

  • Erlangen

Project members

Henning Risse
Lukas Köferl
Jonas Böhm

Project Category

      Waste

Timespan

February 2019 - March 2019

Project stage

finished


News

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15th & 16th March – Training and Handover

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15th & 16th March – Training and Handover

It’s all yours now! This sentence could finally be said today in a small ceremony at the incineration site here in Bolde. Yesterday started with a small function to honorably say goodbye our workers and thank them for their…

13th & 14th March – First Light

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13th & 14th March – First Light

Finish Spurt – Direct translation from german meaning the last effort just before reaching the finish line The last two days have been exactly that. We constructed the last metal parts, build a door for the waste yard, raised…

12th March – Coronation and Wedding

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12th March – Coronation and Wedding

Bricks were laid, steel cut and welded, plans made – all for this special day. We started of by visiting the local stupa to view the mountains and take in the fresh mountain air. We then carried down the…

10th & 11th March – Eight Hours of Work and a leaning towards precision

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10th & 11th March – Eight Hours of Work and a leaning towards precision

The last two days have been full eight to nine hour work days filled with new parts, modified designs and varying degrees of needed precision. The last one gave us a suprise though. After taking extreme care while welding…