Technical Tour

TECHNICAL TOUR - University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Medical Waste Incinerator
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ticket Required; Cost: $59
Register online through the conference registration process. 

6:45 am - Meet near the entrance of the hotel
7:00 am - Bus departs from the hotel
12:00 pm - Bus returns to the hotel

Join other IT3/HWC conference participants for a tour of a medical waste Incinerator at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).  The system is permitted to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI) as a large, new incinerator.  The exhaust gas is controlled for particulates (PM), acid gases (HCl/SO2), and heavy metals: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and dioxins/furans (D/F).  UTMB has recently passed a third stack test in three consecutive years and will now transition to one stack test every three years . In 2014 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) asked UTMB to destroy medical waste related to the care of Ebola patients who had been treated in Dallas. The waste was safely transported to and incinerated at UTMB in October of that year. The system is comprised of a 750 lb/hr  Consutech controlled air incinerator followed by an Envitech multi-pollutant incinerator gas cleaning system. A water treatment system treats the scrubber effluent before discharging from the facility.   Come see a waste incineration operation in compliance with some of the most stringent emission limits in industry today.