[Pharmwaste] Heard of this company?

Gressitt, Stevan Stevan.Gressitt at maine.gov
Tue Dec 29 14:27:09 EST 2009


I saw that, but though there is a diagram here: 
http://www.water.siemens.com/en/products/physical_chemical_treatment/hydrothermal_oxidation_wao/Pages/Zimpro_Wet_Air_Oxidation.aspx 

I am trying to think about all of the various pharmaceuticals being truly denatured by this process? 

Stevan Gressitt, M.D., Medical Director
Office of Adult Mental Health Services
Department of Health and Human Services
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11 State House Station
32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME  04333-0011
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-----Original Message-----
From: biosun at empireaccess.net [mailto:biosun at empireaccess.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:22 PM
To: Gressitt, Stevan
Cc: Gilliam, Allen; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: RE: [Pharmwaste] Heard of this company?

Stevan and all:

Please see below (from Their website):

Nothing is mentioned about interim metabolites.
The process is described as "wet Oxidation"???

Al White
*********************************************
What is the Med-San¢â Process?
Med-San¢â is a patent pending process that combines the bactericidal
qualities of copper and silver with a wet oxidation process that destroys
biological infectives and pharmaceutical compounds such as endocrine
disruptors and other chemical compounds found in medical waste streams.
The waste stream discharged from the Med-San¢â Process is sterile and
chemically inert making it safe for discharge into municipal sewer systems
or directly into the environment.

How does the Med-San¢â Process ensure that the discharge is "sterile"?
The Med-San¢â Process uses a copper/silver ion infusion of the waste
stream to catalyze the wet oxidation process. The combined ion/oxidation
process employs variable exposure times and concentration levels capable
of producing a ¡Ã 12 log10 reduction in biological pathogens that may be
found in medical waste streams.

How does the Med-San¢â Process ensure that the discharge is "chemically
inert"?
The Med-San¢â Process wet oxidation cycle destroys pharmaceutical
compounds beyond regeneration followed by a chelation cycle to bind any
remaining unreacted metal ions in the treated waste stream with a
chelating agent, such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). The
chelation cycle makes the fluid discharge "chemically inert" by forming
unreacted metal ions into soluble, complex molecules in which the metal
ions are inactivated, preventing their further reactions with other
elements or ions.
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> How about the fundamental underlying technology?
>
> Stevan Gressitt, M.D., Medical Director
> Office of Adult Mental Health Services
> Department of Health and Human Services
> Marquardt Building, 2nd Floor
> 11 State House Station
> 32 Blossom Lane
> Augusta, ME  04333-0011
> Ph: (207)287-4273
> Fax: (207)287-1022
> Cell Phone: (207) 441-0291
> E-Mail : stevan.gressitt at maine.gov
> http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mh/
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Gilliam,
> Allen
> Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:48 PM
> To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> Subject: [Pharmwaste] Heard of this company?
>
>>From a fellow state pretreatment coordinator:
>
> Has anyone worked with a company called Innovasan Corporation that
> treats medical waste? There website is below;
>
> http://www.innovasancorporation.com/
>
> Apparently they have developed treatment units called "Interceptor Waste
> Treatment systems" that have been installed on ships for the Navy and on
> permanent installations at hospitals. I believe they are out of
> Tennessee but not sure. I assume they are developing these systems out
> of the recent concern about the disposal of pharmaceutical wastes being
> discharged to the environment and contaminating public water supplies.
> We are planning to meet with them soon. I was wondering if anyone else
> had met with these folks and had good or bad experiences with the
> company or with any of their treatment units. Any feedback would be
> appreciated.
>
> ********************
> Allen g
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