How to Control Infections in Contaminated Waters

May 22, 2020
Posted in Steri Series
May 22, 2020 admin

The Solution to Disinfect Wastewaters in the Health Sector

Hospitals, laboratories, morgues, elderly residences, and other facilities deal with wastewaters contaminated by human organic matter and potentially hazardous pathogenic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded the world of the need to eliminate viruses and bacteria in the prevention of Public Health.
We cannot require every house to separate and disinfect its sewage. But we can focus on these public health entities that contribute to this serious problem.

The Health Sector Wastewaters carry several risks for:
– Workers at municipal facilities, exposed to such contaminated effluents.
– The facility´s staff, users, and even patients may be exposed to a very high risk of infection.

It is urgent to promote means and systems that prevent potentially contaminated sewage from being released into the public sewage system.
These potentially contaminated waters can generate ruptures, can contaminate pipes, pumps, and valves that need human intervention, or can have chronic leaks.


Hospital wastewater treatment


What is VentilAQUA White?

Business area exclusively dedicated to the health sector and specialized in disinfection and sterilization of contaminated wastewater, protecting our public health from hazardous wastes. Compact, on-site, pre-assembled, plug and play mobile systems, involving no pressure, temperature, or chemical requirements.

Focus on public health protection

Nowadays, around the world, most hospitals, laboratories, mortuaries, and other related services discharge their contaminated wastewater into the public sewage system, increasing the risk of exposing people to effluents contaminated by risk viruses and bacteria. VentilAQUA develops technologies especially focused on solving this problem and protecting Public Health.

Total sterilization and disinfection

VentilAQUA developed technology for cold sterilization, working under no pressure nor temperature requirements. This technology offers low investment costs and guarantees results in the inactivation of potentially dangerous effluents, elimination of microbial activity, and wastewater sterilization. To ensure top performance and high-level efficiency, VentilAQUA validates its sterilization’s results with a renowned virology scientific institution.

Easy to use solutions with low OPEX costs

These units are easier to use due to their size, footprint, and adaptability. They also have an extremely low OPEX cost, as they don’t require heat, nor pressure, nor chemicals, being a
better solution when compared to others such as thermal, peroxide, microwave, or trucking. On-site installation (lab, operating room, morgue, etc) can then be considered easier. No big works required to adapt facilities.


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Examples of successful installations

Institut Pasteur, Lille
Created by Louis Pasteur in 1894, the Institut Pasteur is a recognized private foundation. Its research and research laboratories generate effluents contaminated with pharmaceuticals, various chemicals, and biological compounds. Thus, a wastewater treatment solution was necessary for the control of infections on contaminated water. The solution involved the installation of a discontinuous 50 liters/ cycle system specifically for mounting under laboratory benches. It is a fully automatic chemical treatment system for inactivation by pH modulation, with final activated carbon filtration.


Biomed 21, Dijon
Training session with lab personnel in a large centralized analytical lab group in France, with STERI+O3 35L model, installed directly into the lab room area. Sterilization unit is directly connected into automatic analyzer outlet hoses, with tailormade connecting plugs. Full compatibility with the working place, very small footprint, no noise, no odors, totally friendly to work with. Units are equipped with a touch screen and online platform to allow full control from anywhere with a simple internet connection, with no costs. These units run automatically from the moment they receive waters from analyzers, no need to restart every day, no need to stop them. When wastewater runs out, the system stops. Maintenance operations are very simple and can be performed during operation, simply, without special tools.

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Coachin Hospital, Paris
The largest maternity hospital in Europe, specialized in infectious diseases in pregnant, treats infected and contagious pregnant women. It generates substantial amounts of potentially contaminated effluents from toilets and operating rooms, with above-normal public health risks. The solution was to install a 500 liters/ cycle batch model with a 500 liters integrated lung tank. A fully automatic system, fulfilling a specification that requires a chemical treatment system with pH modulation inactivation. A great improvement for the control of infections on contaminated water.

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