Originally posted on A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS:

Biomedical waste in solid form is noticed by everybody but hospitals also generate liquid waste daily in huge quantity. For an example a 150 bedded hospital generating 15/20 thousand liters of liquid biomedical waste from all the departments i.e. OT to canteen, every where the water using is rolling down to a main drain of the hospital finally. This water is a mixed solution of all potential toxic substances discharged by various departments, including the residential area of the hospital, Nurses quarters, canteen etc all.

There are hospitals with open drains with very minimum slope resulting in the effluent flowing down becoming the bathing point and drinking water sources of scavenger birds like house Mayna, Crow and Sparrow. After taking bath in that water birds will sit in the open windows to make themselves dry. The entire process goes unnoticed to most of the staff of hospital. Nobody can do…

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at salman@bioenergyconsult.com or salman@ecomena.org

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