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The creation and monitoring of a network for solid healthcare waste management

Maamari, Olivia and Moujaes, Fady and Keyrouz, Robert and Obeid, Dany El and Asmar, Michèle Kosremelli and Brandam, Cédric and Lteif, Roger and Salameh, Dominique The creation and monitoring of a network for solid healthcare waste management. (2015) International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 15 (2). 130. ISSN 1478-9876

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2015.068937


Healthcare waste mismanagement constitutes a serious environmental and sanitary problem, especially in developing countries. This article describes the strategy and the methodology of the implementation of a national network for healthcare waste management by a non-profit organisation in Lebanon, taking into consideration environmental, social and economic issues. It presents a holistic description of the main aspects of this crucial sustainable development topic: the elaboration of the strategy and the selection of the optimal treatment technique based on an analysis of the context; the training on waste minimisation and waste management issues inside hospitals; the waste transportation and treatment procedures; the quality management of the process; the evaluation and the monitoring of the produced quantities and the established system; the optimisation of sterilisation parameters and process in order to reduce sterilisation time and fuel consumption.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02042650
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Lebanese University - LU (LEBANON)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > arcenciel (LEBANON)
Other partners > Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth - USJ (LEBANON)
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Deposited On:20 Feb 2019 14:03

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