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Comparison Chart of Alternative Systems

COMPARISON CRITERIA

Rotoclave®

STATIONARY
AUTOCLAVE

MICROWAVE
DISINFECTION

CHEMICAL
DISINFECTION

 
1. Microbial inactivation

+
Sterilize

-
Disinfect

-
Disinfect

-
Disinfect

2. Unrecognizable end-product

+
Yes

+
Available

+
Yes

+
Yes

3. Treatment - before or after shredding/grinding

+
Before

+
Before

-
After

-
After

4. Turbulence during treatment

+
Yes

-
No

+
Yes

+
Yes

5. Ability to observe waste before shredding (i.e., remove objects that negatively impact shredding/grinding equipment)

+
Yes

-
No

-
No

-
No

6.Approved to co-mingle treated waste with other waste in most states.

+
Yes

+
Yes

+
Yes

-
No

7. Pressure Vessel

+
Yes

+
Yes

-
No

-
No

8. Pre-vacuum

+
Yes

+
Available

-
No

-
No

9. Post vacuum

+
Yes

+
Available

-
No

-
No

10. Includes closed circuit cooling equipment components to condense water vapors in the air vacuumed from the system.

+
Yes

-
No

-
No

-
No

11.Control of potential pathogens in systems air discharge.

+
Steam Ejector

+
Steam Ejector
Available

+
HEPA

+
HEPA

12. Carbon Filter (for odor reduction)

+
Yes

+
Available

+
Yes

+
Available

13. Incorporate combustion in process.

+
No

+
No

+
No

+
No

14. Chemicals added to waste.

+
No

+
No

+
No

-
Yes

15. Requires use of autoclave bags.

+
No

-
Yes

+
No

+
No

16. Utilizes on-site physical plant steam

+
Yes

+
Yes

-
No

-
No

17. Level of microbial inactivation.

IV
Highest

III
-

III
-

III
-

TOTAL OF POSITIVE FEATURES

17

11

8

6

OVERALL RANKING

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

 

COMPARISON
CRITERIA

Rotoclave®

STATIONARY
AUTOCLAVE

MICROWAVE
DISINFECTION

CHEMICAL
DISINFECTION

See Dr. Braedt's letter "Autoclave v. Rotoclave® , found under the Evaluation and Reports for further comparison between the standard autoclave system and the Rotoclave® system.