It is reported that approximately 25% of medical waste is deemed hazardous and poses several environmental and health risks. Incineration is the most viable method for the disposal of such waste, offering complete destruction and neutralization of waste items. Incineration implies a high-temperature process allowing the combustion of waste materials under controlled conditions, converting them into inert materials and gases. Incinerators are oil-fired, electrically powered, or hybrid and are used in hospitals in the following forms: multiple hearths, rotary kilns, and controlled air, with primary and secondary chambers ensuring complete combustion.
Medical waste eligible for incineration includes waste generated in hospitals, clinical research laboratories, and medical laboratories. Stringent environmental and safety guidelines for the processing and handling of waste have been established worldwide. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare facilities are the largest producers of medical waste. The evolution of healthcare infrastructure in developed parts of the world has ensured the establishment and compliance of medical waste management policies in these regions. The need for compliance with such rules has urged healthcare facilities to opt for the outsourcing of incineration and other waste management processes on a contractual basis.
Waste fed into controlled air incinerators usually ranges from small to large loads, with either a manual or automatic process for ash removal. Additionally, excess air incinerators are small units with multiple chambers or batch incinerators. These units can be operated continuously and can burn any type of medical waste. Rotary kiln-type incinerators have a primary chamber in which the waste is heated and vaporized. Such waste is transferred to the secondary chamber for combustion.
The global medical waste incinerators market is segmented on the following basis:
- Multiple hearths
- Rotary kiln
- Controlled air
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
Key players identified for the medical waste incinerators market include, but are not limited to:
INCINER8 Limited, ATI (France), Addfield Environmental Systems Ltd., Santes Incinerators, Incinco Ltd., Vezzani Forni, Alfa-therm Limited, Spectrum Environmental Group, ATICO Medical Pvt. Ltd., Haat Burning Solutions, and Therm-Tec, Inc.
This report offers the following:
- Analysis of incinerator types and regional trends to provide a clear understanding of current and future trends in the global medical waste incinerators market
- Assessment of market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities prevalent in the market
- A competitive landscape analysis of the major players operating in the global medical waste incinerators market
- Insights into regional market trends and an assessment of emerging market opportunities
- Quantitative assessment of the current market size and future estimations for the period from 2016 to 2026, along with CAGRs for the period from 2018 to 2026
- Company profiles that will highlight key information about the imperative players operating in the global medical waste incinerators market