A survey of trace metals determination in hospital waste incinerator in Lucknow City, India

Kumar, Ranjan; Patel, D.K. and Kumar, Ramesh (2004) A survey of trace metals determination in hospital waste incinerator in Lucknow City, India. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 3 (2). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Information on the elemental content of incinerator burning of human organ, animal and medical waste is scanty in India Nineteen trace elements were analyzed in the incinerator ash from four major hospitals, one municipal waste incinerator and two R & D laboratories engaged in animal experiment in Lucknow city. Concentrations of Zinc and Lead were found to be very high in comparison to other metals due to burning of plastic products. The source of Ca, P and K are mainly bone, teeth and other animal organs. A wide variation in trace concentration of several toxic elements have been seen due to variation in initial waste composition, design of the incinerator and operating conditions.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Trace Elements, Incinerator, Hospital Waste, Lucknow, India, Animal Experiments
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Environmental Pollution > Waste Products > Medical Waste
Inorganic Chemicals > Elements > Trace Elements
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Investigative Techniques > Animal Experimentation
Environment and Public Health > Public Health
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:1313
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:30 January 2006

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