Health, Safety & Environment 

VIQA Recycling treats hazardous waste through incineration and Chemical Treatment. A major benefit of incinerator is the destruction of pathogens (Disease-causing agents), which occurs as a result of the high temperatures achieved in the Incinerators'. Also, Incineration allows for a significant reduction of the weight and volume of waste material to be land filled.

 

Emission Control: The emissions from the incinerators are controlled in two ways. Firstly the waste gases leaving the main combustion chamber pass through a set of perforated panels called "Venturi tiles" made from high-grade refractory material. their purpose is to promote turbulence in the gas stream, thereby increasing combustion efficiency. Secondly gasses passing through these tiles are mixed with additional air, and maintained at a temperature of 800-1000 degrees to provide successful burn out of articles and volatiles. Our Incinerators operate under the British Clean Air Act.

When handling with the Hazardous waste it is very important to adhere to implement proper Health, Safety and Environmental plans. The following points are aspects that we practice through out our day to day business practices:

 

  • All hazardous waste substances are stored in sealed containers and chemicals are compatible with the containers material (e.g. acids must not be placed in a metal container).

  • Chemical waste is segregated by general waste type (e.g. flammables, poisons, acids and alkali's) and arranged so that incompatible substances do not mix.  

  • Acids and bases are stored separately and acids are kept apart from cyanide or sulfide.

  • Inorganic acid anhydride and strong acidic salts are kept apart from both alkali and water.

  • Oxidizing agents are kept apart from reducing agents and organic compounds.

  • Water‐reactive agents are stored apart from water, aqueous solutions and acids.

  • Air‐reactive materials are packed in containers that are sealed off from the atmosphere because shock‐sensitive materials expose risks that require special handling.

  • Any containers holding hazardous chemical substances or waste are kept securely closed, to avoid leakage or the escape of vapors during its storage, unless it is necessary to add or remove chemicals or waste.  

  • All containers are clearly identified and labeled with the proper chemical name(s) of the substance(s). The applicable material data sheet must be available and accompanied with the relevant hazardous substance.