Suncombe, the cleaning and critical process systems specialists, has globally released the MicroEDS™ BioWaste Treatment System for biologically hazardous waste decontamination, typically required in the biopharma sector, laboratories and research institutes. The low-volume system is certified to ASME and ISO/EN standards for treating BSL 1, 2 & 3 waste, using an innovative batch process which allows positive release of all the waste collected.

MicroEDS is the result of 5 years of development and internal and external testing. It includes a number of major technical advances, including thermal energy regeneration, low energy usage, 100 per cent positive release for treated waste and electronic records generation, says Suncombe.

In line with the biopharma industry’s commitment to address climate change, the new unit delivers 61% energy saving no matter the amount of liquid treated and reduces carbon footprint by up to 1.68 tonnes of CO2 each year, based on average use, says Suncombe.

In response to clients’ requests for ease of use and installation the newly developed unit has been designed to work with a simple 230 Vac 13 amp supply (a domestic plug rating). Built on a small footprint, with options for protection covers, the MicroEDS has been specifically developed to fit into new lines or to be retrofitted into existing facilities.

In order to comply with many licensing requirements, the system is designed to operate at a thermal treatment parameter of 121°C for 15 minutes, as well as variable temperature, time and f0 lethality settings, for specific requirements. The company has developed an innovative system which promotes sustainability by reducing the energy usage and utility consumption by up to 75%, whilst maintaining the reliability, repeatability and robustness associated with all Suncombe products.

With capacities varied to suit a wide range of waste volume from 150 to 500 litres per day, the MicroEDS is supplied with controls and interlocking functionality to ensure containment is constantly maintained and there is always a positive release prior to discharge of treated waste. HEPA sterile filters are incorporated to ensure that escaping gases are also maintained in the contained envelope.

Commenting on the worldwide release of the system, Suncombe director Steve Overton said, “The MicroEDS is able to provide a comprehensive and validatable biowaste treatment solution in all parts of the world and is able to meet relevant international standards. The increased flexibility of the system enables its use at biotech plants and laboratories, as well as research organisations.”

Complying with globally recognised regulations, the containment envelope and requirements are assessed for each project individually to provide a robust, reliable method of collection and storage of liquid waste streams, up to 500 litres per day.

Features of the MicroEDS system include: thermal regeneration of up to 75%; positive release of treated waste can be manual or automatic; validatable electronic records are provided for all treatment parameters; optional pH Neutralisation and self CIP. The unit can be fully thermally and chemical decontaminated for maintenance and the maintenance operations have been incorporated on the system display screens (HMI – Human Machine interface).

The MicroEDS brochure and datasheet can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact:

Dave Adams – Director

Suncombe Ltd

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About Suncombe: formed in 1961, the company designs and manufactures high quality cleaning, BioWaste Decontamination and critical processing systems for the Processing Industries. Expertise includes Cleaning In Place and Sterilising, Washers, BioWaste Effluent Treatment, Liquid Processing, Tanks and Vessels, Filter Skids, Processing Skids/Modules and bespoke processing solutions and projects for the BioPharma, Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Medical, Research and other critical processing Industries. The company has a worldwide network of agents and distributors. All machines are designed and built in the UK.