Biomedical Waste

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Diganta Bhusan Das
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Biomedical waste comprises of all liquid and solid wastes generated from medical establishments and activities involving biological materials. Besides health care, the relevant activities include clinical research, research involving animals, animal farms, dead animals, and others. The generation of biomedical waste is not restricted to specific activity or organisations. It can originate from homes during dialysis and using insulin injections, animal health activities in rural areas, butchering of sick animals in butcher houses, medical shops, use of sanitary napkins and ear buds, use of diapers, and air ports when passengers through away restricted medicines without prescription.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical WasteKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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