Low volume biohazard decontamination

30 November 2021

CRITICAL PROCESS systems and cleaning specialist Suncombe has launched its MicroEDS BioWaste Treatment System for biologically hazardous waste decontamination, typically required in the biopharma sector, laboratories and research institutes.

The low-volume system is certified to ASME and ISO/EN standards for treating BSL 1, 2 & 3 waste, using an innovative batch process which allows positive release of all the waste collected.  

MicroEDS is the result of five years of development and internal and external testing. The company claims it includes a number of major technical advances, including thermal energy regeneration, low energy usage, 100% positive release for treated waste and electronic records generation.

In line with the biopharma industry’s commitment to address climate change, the new unit delivers 61% energy saving no matter the amount of liquid treated and reduces carbon footprint by up to 1.68t  of CO2 each year, based on average use, the company claims.

In response to clients’ requests for ease of use and installation the newly developed unit has been designed to work with a simple 230 Vac 13 amp supply (a domestic plug rating). Built on a small footprint, with options for protection covers, the MicroEDS has been specifically developed to fit into new lines or to be retrofitted into existing facilities. 

In order to comply with many licensing requirements, the system is designed to operate at a thermal treatment parameter of 121°C for 15 minutes, as well as variable temperature, time and f0 lethality settings, for specific requirements. The company has developed an innovative system which promotes sustainability by reducing the energy usage and utility consumption by up to 75%.