How to Wastewater processes for better healthcare in Hospitals?
Hospitals play a vital role in human well-being and medical research developments. Different hospital units/services demand a huge volume of water based on the activities that take place within the hospitals, resulting in a big amount of wastewater.
Hospital wastewater contains pharmaceutical residues, bacteria, chemical reagents, radionuclides, and other dangerous substances. The properties, amount, and management techniques of wastewater vary not just between nations but also within countries. Some hazardous compounds in hospital wastewaters (HWWs) may have regulatory status and should be treated as such, but others have characteristics comparable to home sewage. Guidelines for the treatment of various HWWs do exist on a worldwide scale.
Hospital Wastewater Characterization
The World Health Organization has classified these hospital wastes as follows:
1: Blackwater (sewage) is mostly composed of faeces and urine.
2: Greywater (sullage) comprises residues from washing, bathing, laboratory processes, laundry, and other technical operations such as cooling water or X-ray film rinsing, which may be contaminated with a genotoxic or cytotoxic chemical.
3: Storm water includes rainwater collected from roofs, grounds, yards, and paved surfaces, as well as water used for irrigating hospital grounds, toilet flushing, and other general washing reasons that may be lost to drains and watercourses and utilized to recharge groundwater.
4: Domestic discharge also refers to discharges from standard ward kitchens, laundries, and toilets. Specific discharges include wastewater created by research and laboratory operations, disinfectants, detergents, drug residues, infectious excreta, radioelements, and other compounds such as acids, alkalis, solvents, benzene, hydrocarbons, and colorants.
Evaluation of wastewater processes for better healthcare in hospitals
To help avoid the spread of resistant germs and to preserve the longevity of vital endoscopes and medical instruments, hospitals rely on a steady stream of high purity water for disinfection of equipment. However, with a maintenance backlog of over six billion pounds, process water treatment may be an enormously costly expense.
It is critical to ensure that where investments can be made to maintain or replace high risk estate, (areas where repairs must be addressed as soon as possible in order to prevent catastrophic failure, major disruption to clinical services, or safety deficiencies liable to cause serious injury or prosecution), they are done in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Pure water is required for the disinfection of endoscopes and other non-thermally sterile medical devices. Endoscopes and other instruments must be chemically disinfected and washed in purified water.
How can Netsol Water help?
Working with a water technology specialist like Netsol, allows hospitals to obtain a customised solution that includes advice, water treatment system design, installation, testing, and maintenance to assure a consistent supply of compliant, purified water. When existing equipment has to be changed or new equipment is installed to improve the efficiency of the process water treatment system, it can be an expensive upfront investment.
Renting equipment is also a cost-effective option, since it saves money on equipment maintenance and operation as well as manpower. A service agreement with Netsol provides a comprehensive package solution in which the cost of the rental equipment includes Netsol's installation, maintenance, and remote monitoring — a hands-off approach for hospitals.Furthermore, it enables hospitals to concentrate only on patient care.
Netsol aims to develop data-driven water-saving solutions that extend equipment life cycles, decrease maintenance, and optimize water consumption in real time. We offer a network of trained and experienced service engineers throughout India that are ready to help anytime it is needed. We are a full-service provider with an expert staff that can offer the finest advise, taking the time to fully understand the customer's needs in order to discover the most cost-effective and efficient solution.