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Bio-medical waste (BMW) generation and their effects on adjacent environment

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Science, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222003 India
  • 2Department of Environmental Science, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222003 India
  • 3Department of Biotechnology, MHPG College, Jaunpur-222003 India
  • 4Department of Environmental Science, BBAU, Lucknow India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (7), Pages 1-8, July,22 (2017)


The present study was based on BMW from Health Care Units (HCUs) at Jaunpur city-India, during 2013 to 2015 year. Out of 48 HCUs, maximum BMW (37.2 Kg day-1) was generated by orthopedic-HCUs followed by surgical, gynecology and cardio; while total BMWs generation was about 98 Kg day-1 and mostly BMW were dumped in low line area. Results of physio-chemical, elemental and bacterial analysis of BMW-leachate were significantly influenced by seasonal variation. Concentration of metals were observed as Ca>Cu>N&


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