Sanitec Microwave Disinfection System: Comparison Table

 

 Sanitec       

 Incinerator

Autoclave 

Commercially proven 

   Yes        

 Yes

 Yes

 Disinfection efficacy

 High

 High    

 High

 Harmful air emissions

 None

 Yes

 Yes

 Waste water discharge

 None

Yes 

 Yes

 Waste residue unrecognizable

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 Volume reduction

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 Automated lift/load

 Standard

 Optional

 Optional

 Special Packaging required

 None

 None

 Autoclavable bags or liners

 Waste Restrictions

 Hazardous;Radioactive;
Recognizable Anatomical

 Hazardous;Radioactive

 Hazardous;Radioactive;
Recognizable Anatomical;Sharps;Bulk liquids

  Odors  Mild  Medium  Strong
 Noise level  Low  Moderate-High  Low
  Installation   requirements  Low  Moderate-high  Low
     Space   requirements  Low  High  Moderate
     Public     perception  Positive  Negative  Positive
 Capitol costs  Moderate  High  Low
 Operating costs  Low  High  Moderate