Autoclaving: A Sustainable Solution for Waste Management

Autoclaving is a treatment method known for its effectiveness in deactivating microorganisms present in waste through the application of high temperatures and pressure. This process is widely used across various industries, offering an efficient and sustainable alternative for treating different types of waste.

In the autoclaving process, waste is subjected to high temperatures and pressure in a device called an autoclave. The saturated steam generated by heated water can reach up to 150ºC, thereby eliminating bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms, significantly reducing the risk of contamination and disease spread.

Companies from various sectors can opt for autoclaving waste as part of their environmental management strategies. Hospitals, medical clinics, laboratories, pharmaceutical industries, research centers, and food companies are examples of organizations that can benefit from this treatment method. Moreover, autoclaving is a viable alternative for treating infectious waste, such as biological materials and microbiological cultures, contributing to public health and environmental protection.

Various types of waste can be effectively and safely autoclaved. In addition to the aforementioned biological materials, disposable medical instruments, plastic packaging, i.e., waste classified as infectious according to RDC 222/2018, can be treated by autoclaving. This method is particularly suitable for materials that cannot be recycled or reused and require a safe disposal method.

At UTD Suzano, we offer autoclaving services for waste within all safety standards and in compliance with current environmental legislation, including the National Solid Waste Policy (Law No. 12.305/2010) and the regulations of the National Council for the Environment (CONAMA). Our specialized team utilizes modern equipment and standardized procedures to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the autoclaving process, providing a sustainable and responsible solution for waste management. With UTD Suzano, you can rest assured that your waste is being treated properly and in full compliance with environmental laws.