Bondtech Corporation supplies new and refurbished pressure vessels and autoclaves. Using the latest technology, we bring autoclaves to the most current standards for sterilizing medical equipment and treating medical waste before disposal.
The Bondtech team is proud to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 by providing pharmaceutical autoclaves and autoclaves that treat medical waste. These machines function as heat-treatment processing units to destroy pathogens and microorganisms — such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus — before disposal in a traditional landfill.
Autoclaves work in batches and are chemical-free, making them a desirable step in medical waste treatment for waste management stakeholders.
How Medical Waste Autoclaves Work
An autoclave can treat regulated medical waste. It functions as a medical waste sterilizer, killing bacteria and infectious material in biomedical refuse.
Autoclaves use cylindrical bins because the shape is more conducive to high-pressure services than square or rectangular shapes, which may be subject to stress injuries at corners and joints. In medical waste disposal, the autoclave process looks like this:
- Biohazardous material is deposited into the autoclave bin.
- Though the doors lock automatically, many have manual seals on the outside for added safety.
- When the door shuts, the vessel is pressurized and filled with steam up to 300°F approximately one hour.
- Long-term exposure to high heat and pressure eliminates harmful contaminants within the waste.
- The biohazardous waste becomes noninfectious refuse, making it safe for disposal in landfills.
Types of Waste a Medical Autoclave Can Accommodate
These autoclaves can sterilize regulated waste, also called red bag waste or hazardous material. These terms largely refer to items contaminated with blood, bodily fluids, or other infectious materials. Examples include:
- Bloody bandages
- Used medical sharps and sharps containers
- Worn masks or gowns
There are some exceptions as to what can be sterilized with the autoclaving process. Some forms of regulated medical waste, such as chemotherapy and pathological waste, are not suitable for a medical autoclave. These items should be burned in a medical incinerator.
Types of Medical Waste Autoclaves
Most autoclaves function by gravity or vacuum-induced sterilization, though some may use both methods. Both gravity and vacuum autoclave methods use high-temperature steam and pressure to displace air in the cylinder so the sterilization will penetrate the waste.
Most laboratory media is sterilized with gravity displacement, including glassware, steel tools, and biohazardous waste. Gravity autoclaving is the simplest sterilization method, using steam pumped into the autoclave chamber to displace ambient air. These machines are dependable, affordable, and don’t require peripheral devices.
Vacuum autoclaving, also called pre-vacuum autoclaving, is ideal for cases where it may be impossible to remove all of the air. Examples include large items like animal cages, red bags, bedding, porous materials, and wrapped packs or surgical kits. Vacuum autoclaving allows for deeper sterilization of the contents due to a complete absence of ambient air, which creates a vacuum that effectively sterilizes hard to reach areas.
To choose an autoclave for biohazardous waste, ensure that it is designated for this purpose. Whether you choose a gravity or vacuum-induced autoclave depends upon several factors, like the type of media, lab space, capacity, and access to utilities like water, electricity, and house steam.
Effective Treatment for Medical Waste Using Autoclaves
Bondtech is committed to providing the highest quality autoclaves, whether new or refurbished. To get more information on our products or services, please contact us. If you are ready for a new autoclave or need service on your existing one, please submit a quote request today.
Efficient and Cost-Saving
Bondtech’s reliable and durable high pressure and high vacuum autoclave systems are designed to treat biomedical, USDA, Aphis, pharmaceutical, laboratory, flight kitchens, airport, and any other infectious wastes that requires treatment or sterilization in the most efficient way possible utilizing the ASME boiler and pressure vessel code. In a single cycle, Bondtech’s waste autoclave systems can treat 200 Lbs – 7,000 Lbs of biomedical waste. This efficient and cost saving feature is made possible by using high vacuum and high temperature with saturated steam. The system’s condenser removes excess moisture to significantly reduce the weight at the time of disposal. Bondtech’s claim of efficiency is backed by an Efficacy Test conducted by Koogler & Associates Environmental Services. The test results show that the Bondtech sterilizing autoclave systems achieved 100 percent sterilization effectiveness, thereby meeting and exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. state environmental agencies’ regulations and standards.
State of the Art Quality Control and Reliable Support for Every Unit
A programmable logic controller (PLC) equipped with cutting-edge technology for precise operation and online support via modem hookup controls Bondtech’s medical waste autoclave system. Packaged and modularized for easy installation, the system also includes date, time and pressure recorders. Bondtech Corp actively offering of services which include in-service training and certification training as well as preventive maintenance and operator certification training for maintenance personnel and operators shows just how proudly it stands by its medical waste autoclave systems. The company also offers accessories like roll-off containers, medical waste autoclavable bags, autoclave liners, autoclavable (high temperature) bags, waste bins and spare parts. Bondtech also provides engineering, maintenance, and consulting services.
BONDTECH’s medical waste treatment products are reasonably and competitively priced. The system’s efficiency and other state-of-the-art and practical features combined with a reasonable price and proven integrity makes it the easy choice when it comes to choosing a system for medical waste management. Bondtech customers including Stericycle, Waste Management, Daniels International, International Health Care Environmental (Scotland) UK Healthcare Environmental Service (England), ERA Cevre (Turkey), Compass Waste Systems (South Africa) and GM Pearson (Canada), to name just a few of the largest medical waste companies, is a testament to just how exceptional Bondtech’s Biomedical Waste