The green solution to wastewater sterilisation is black and white.
16 Feb 2022
The days of adding chemical disinfectants to discarded liquids and wastewater may soon be limited using AstellBio’s range of thermal Effluent Decontamination Systems (EDS). Clad in distinctive black and white panel work, the miniaturised wastewater sterilising plants are making big strides towards greener waste management.
Sterilisation of liquid waste is a daily occurrence within laboratories, and the need to find cleaner ways of sterilising liquid waste before disposal is of ever-growing importance.
Using penetrative heat, AstellBio’s thermal EDS neutralize all biologically active material. The technique of thermal sterilisation, adopted from AstellBio’s sister company – Astell Scientific – provides a simple and effective method of decontamination, requiring only the input of electricity.
The technology has been used for decades to process thousands of litres of wastewater daily. The change comes in scale, as the AstellBio Sink, Micro EDS, and AstellBio Sink & Autoclave Combo, are the Lilliputian cousins of their industrial-sized counterparts.
The Micro EDS forms the heart of the range. Capable of sterilising 9l of wastewater every 45 minutes, it can be plumbed into the effluent output of a wide range of appliances. The AstellBio Sink features a fitted basin and automatic tap to enable users to wash materials down the sink with the assurance that the wastewater will be sterilised before it is dispatched to the drain. Completing the series is the AstellBio Sink & Autoclave Combo, adding an Astell top-loading autoclave alongside the sink for simultaneous sterilization of allowing instruments and solid waste.
“Sterilizing wastewater has never been safer or easier,” said AstellBio Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Birchmore. “These compact devices bring thermal wastewater sterilisation to a whole new audience, and we are proud to provide clean disinfection solutions research laboratories.”