Handling Small Animal Carcasses In The Laboratory
In the laboratory, there are always samples and drug tests on animals such as mice, rabbits, frogs, dogs, cats, etc. The control of these animals is very strict because it is very dangerous to infect humans. So, what is the solution for the small animal carcass after the experiment?
Currently, there are two common ways to dispose of animal carcasses: Burial and incineration
1. Burial method
Advantages of the Burial method
- Simple technology
- Low investment and operating costs
Disadvantages of burial method
- It may have to be buried in a place far from the laboratory, in the process of transportation, it is easy to spread the disease.
- The burial area is large, an ordinary landfill also occupies an area of 10-15 ha, causing an overload of the land fund.
- The decomposition process takes a long time, it is necessary to treat hazardous waste, cover, and drain. There must be isolation fences and microbial products that require high costs
- In the long term, it can lead to water, air, and soil pollution in landfills and affect people.
With the above disadvantages, it is necessary to have a more effective alternative method that does not affect humans and the environment.
2. Incineration Method
Advantages of the incineration method:
- Cost-saving: Incinerators are now improved with new combustion technology that allows less fuel to be used, self-igniting technology ensures that the temperature is always maintained at a high level so that the animal carcass is continuously loaded automatically. burn.
- Ease of Operation: Combustion works almost automatically. Human contact is only in the process of picking up garbage and handling ash, so it is necessary to minimize human contact with animal carcasses during handling.
- Ease of construction and installation: Small animal incinerators usually have a fairly simple structure, easy to construct and install. In addition, the incinerators can be installed right at the laboratory center campus in an area not too large, so choosing the location of the incinerator is quite easy.
- This is also a method that can handle bacteria and infectious germs, one of the dilemmas in waste treatment by other methods.
Disadvantages of the incineration method:
- This method requires a high initial investment cost for the incinerators and operating system. In the short term, this is not an economically efficient treatment method.
- Incinerators must strictly comply with emission standards and waste ash to ensure that they do not cause harm to the environment.
AIPT’s small animal incinerator is perfectly suited to the needs of laboratory animal waste treatment with outstanding features such as:
- Installed preventive equipment in compliance with environmental standards. Eliminates smoke and dust contamination during combustion.
- Burn wet waste such as medical waste, and animal carcasses… with the automatic operating system.
- Heat transfer nozzle combination maximizes combustion efficiency and complete combustion, preventing virus outbreak
- Completely extinguish the fire and no dust
- Semi-dry filter system helps to remove harmful dust and reduce the temperature of exhaust gas in the environment.
- Low operating costs, high efficiency
- Complete treatment of harmful gasses in the second combustion chamber
- Using fuel oil DO, waste oil,…