THE COMPANY

38 years of success

A company whose roots date back to 1973 with over 40 years experience in customer management and study of ad hoc solutions; with a young and dynamic staff.
OMPECO Ltd. today contains within it all the know-how necessary for the production and sale of technology which has now made it his business philosophy: the Converter®.
The hospital waste at high biological risk can be a potential vehicle to transmit infectious disease.
The disposal of hazardous and infectious medical waste is a complex and expensive process due to the limitations of legislation that impose timing and procedures appropriately strict.
The centers of treatment and disposal of medical wastes are generally far from the places of production of the waste and transports costs are very high, dangerous and often complex. The burden of management and waste treatment usually weighs on the budgets of hospitals and inevitably on citizens.

The waste permanency in landfill for long periods means:

high operating costs if you worry about the environmental impact of the landfill
air pollution / emissions high in methane and carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas very active)
groundwater contamination
saturation of landfills → loss of land
→ uncomfortable odor → discomfort in the neighborhood
For the purpose of simplification of procedures for the management of medical waste OMPECO proposes an advanced, patented technology: the Converter.
The machinery Converter are created to treat solids or semi-solids materials, at high temperatures (up to 151 ° C) and, when needed, sterilized using the known method to “moist heat”. The special procedure adopted allows the use of water in liquid form without using pressure.

The Converter is designed to treat a wide range of materials such as manure, animal, waste from commercial areas, waste generated on board boats, canteen waste, residue oil, medical waste and much more.
The OMPECO also offers other solutions to its customers such as the ability to offer a complete service. This tool comes with a view of Public Administrations and private clinics and hospitals increasingly reluctant to large investments, but increasingly attentive to ecofriendly and reducing emissions..
The OMPECO fact guarantees a managed independently and eliminating the responsibility of the Directorate about the infectious waste product; inside the hospital.
This management allows not only a reduction in disposal costs and transportation, guaranteed by reducing weight and volume of technology Converter; but above all a safe and controlled management of waste that leaves the hospital walls once treated and sterilized.

OUR MISSION

Transform the refusal in a product
Without Risk, stable, dry, usable as FUEL .

Law in regard of hazardous waste disposal is changing faster worldwide and is focusing on distance reduction between the production and the disposal place in order to limit the risk of infection and epidemic disease during transportation phase.

To this global trend, we should add the fact that autoclaves are always less appreciate because of their high explosion risk and for their high maintenance costs. Moreover, waste coming from autoclaves is still wet: this means weight increase and infection risk. This waste is still dangerous, full of glass splinters and pricking and sharp objects. For those reasons it require to be stored in rigid containers and sent away as soon as possible to avoid odors, fermentations, liquid drippings and other inconveniences.

Therefore the Converter® is born from the idea to transform the waste into a product free of risks, stable and dry, usable as fuel to produce energy in proper installations. The most of treatment system actually on the market transform a type of waste in another one. The Converter® equipments wants to change the waste into a reusable material (from that the name Converter®) by transforming a reject into a product stable in the time, that can be stored for long time, transported when a sufficiently important quantity is obtained to justify the transportation toward its use.

1. WARM-UP

(friction)

2. EVAPORATION

(boiling)

3. HIGH TEMPERATURE

(moist heat)

DISCOVER THE PATENT
THE PATENT
Patent number WO/1195/003072
registered by Chem. Eng. Gianpiero Morgantini

OMPECO is the worldwide owner of the process patent. This patent is registered under the number WO/1995/003072 named “A method and a machine for sterilizing or disinfecting waste” invented and registered by Chem. Eng. Gianpiero Morgantini that is currently employed in OMPECO as R&D manager.

Da quando il primo prototipo è stato installato con successo i macchinari Converter® hanno subito delle vere e proprie rivoluzioni atte a migliorarne la potenza e la flessibilità. La lama rotante è ora direttamente collegata al motore ed il gruppo filtri ha subito numerose migliorie che permettono di azzerare completamente le emissioni. I modelli con maggiore capacità sono stati inoltre dotati di un caricatore automatico. I suoi campi di applicazione sono cresciuti includendo Marina Militare, Esercito, mercati ortofrutticoli, macellerie, città, isole, ecc…

A NO-COMPETITORS
CHOICE

The autoclaves and all devices of the same kind, although all efforts, generally transform a type of waste in another one. The material issued from the treatment, being soaked, full of glass splinters and pricking and sharp objects, require to be stored in rigid containers and sent away as soon as possible to avoid odors, fermentations, liquid drippings and other inconveniences. The Converter® equipments want to change the waste into a reusable material (from that the name Converter®) by transforming a reject into a product. This matter is stable in the time, can be stored for long time, transported when a sufficiently important quantity is obtained to justify the transportation toward its use.

  • AUTOCLAVE

    • Moist
    • No weight reduction
    • Volume reduction
    • Unsafe
    • Civil works required
    • Harmful emissions
    • Treatment duration: 60′
    • Environmentally harmful
    • Pressure: High
    • Difficult to operate

  • INCINERATOR

    • Dry
    • Weight reduction
    • Volume reduction
    • Unsafe
    • Civil works required
    • Harmful emissions
    • Treatment duration: Non stop
    • Environmentally harmful
    • Pressure: Neutral
    • Difficult to operate

  • MICROWAVE

    • Moist
    • No weight reduction
    • Volume reduction
    • Safe
    • No civil works
    • No emissions
    • Treatment duration: 45′
    • Environmentally harmful
    • Pressure: Neutral
    • Difficult to operate

  • CONVERTER®

    • Dary
    • Weight reduction
    • Volume reduction
    • Safe
    • No civil works
    • No emissions
    • Treatment duration: Less than 30′
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Pressure: Low/Negative
    • Easy to operate

ADVANTAGES

Converter® is much more convenient than all other treatment plant not only for the cheaper disposal cost but also for its environmental and safety aspects:

ECONOMIC

  • Opportunity to eliminate water consumption
  • One operator can control several machines

SAFE

  • No use of pressure or steam
  • EC conformity
  • Closed structure to avoid powder or odors
  • Sterilization procedure even in case of breakdown
  • Noise under law limits (65 a 80 dB)
  • Protection against: vibrations, shocks, fire and non-authorized access to the control panel
  • Sterilization level higher than an autoclave

PRACTICAL

  • Completely automatic cycle
  • Control by means of PLC
  • Remote control and assistance

CLEAN

  • No emissions
  • Opportunity to eliminate water consumption
  • Air reuse