SHIPBOARD MEDICAL WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12684
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Medical Safe-tec
5610 W 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN, 46278
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph H Wilson
 (317) 879-8080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS DIRECTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SHIPBOARD MEDICAL WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM MUST MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF A LAND-BASED SYSTEM, PLUS THOSE ABOARD A NAVAL VESSEL. THE LATTER HAS THE GREATER PREMIUM ON SPACE, THE GREATER NEED FOR RELIABILITY OF OPERATION AND EASE OF REPAIR, AND THE EVEN GREATER REQUIREMENT FOR SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF INFECTION. TO MEET THESE OBJECTIVES WE HAVE SELECTED A MECHANICAL-CHEMICAL TREATMENT SYSTEM WHICH SATURATES THE WASTE WITH A HIGH-LEVEL DISINFECTANT, SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE, AND PULVERIZES IT INTO SAND-LIKE PARTICLES IN A ULTRA HIGH-SPEED HAMMERMILL. THIS REDUCES THE VOLUME AS MUCH AS 10 FOLD. THIS EQUIPMENT FOR LAND-BASED SYSTEMS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND EMPLOYED WITH SATISFACTION IN HOSPITALS. IN THIS RESEARCH WE WILL DEVISE A SYSTEM FOR SHIPBOARD USE BASED ON THIS PRINCIPLE. WE WILL (1) DEVELOP DESIGNS FOR REDUCING SPACE REQUIREMENTS OF THE APPARATUS, (2) GENERATE THE DISINFECTANT ON BOARD FROM SALT WATER AS NEEDED SO IT WILL NOT HAVE TO BE STORED, AND (3) IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE OPERATION BY DEVELOPING A SPECIAL SHREDDING MACHINE THAT WILL PERMIT THE HAMMERMILL TO MORE RAPIDLY DISINTEGRATE WASTES THAT TAKE LONGER TO GRIND.

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