The United States market represents a huge opportunity for Ozonator Industries and our technologies
Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2007
VBI Services, Inc. recently concluded extensive negotiations with OZONATOR Industries Ltd., a leading-edge Regina, Saskatchewan technology company, and acquired exclusive U.S. and South Korean distribution rights to the OZONATOR bio-hazardous waste sterilization and disposal unit (OZONATOR).
"The United States market represents a huge opportunity for Ozonator Industries and our technologies," said Peter Klaptchuk, OZONATOR inventor and president of Ozonator Industries. "When we entered the U.S. market, we wanted to do so with a strong U.S. based partner in place. In that VBI Services is already well established in the U.S. market and that they also have a demonstrated track record of success, we felt that they (VBI Services) brought forward all the resources we needed to this project."
As an exclusive distributor, VBI is now introducing this revolutionary, world-wide patent pending, environmentally safe, 'cold' ozone sterilization technology to biohazardous waste producers (hospitals, laboratories and medical centers) throughout the U.S. and South Korea. The OZONATOR process kills 100% of all known pathogens, while producing zero chemical waste or greenhouse gas emissions.
"The OZONATOR will enable biohazardous waste producers to potentially save millions of dollars in bio-hazardous waste management and disposal costs," said Tim Reid, President of VBI Services, "while reducing the environmental impact that current bio-hazardous waste disposal methods create."
In an April 18, 2007 letter from international health organization Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)1 to Ozonator Industries Ltd., HCWH representative Karl Krupp stated, "Like the United States Environmental Protection Agency, we believe that ozone treatment has the potential to achieve higher levels of disinfection than more traditional non-burn technologies…because it (ozone) is unstable and quickly decomposes to elemental oxygen, we also feel… that ozone technology offers unique advantages for treatment of this difficult waste stream while minimizing impacts to the environment."
Krupp went on to note, "…we think this new application of ozone disinfection offers great potential for addressing the critical issues of greenhouse gases and dioxin and furans in the environment" - which the OZONATOR's sterilization technology completely avoids producing.
Scientific studies conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)2 have classified dioxins as a known human carcinogen.
Roughly 14.5 million tons of medical waste is generated by just hospitals world-wide each year - based on a World Health Organization (WHO) report.3 This figure does not include research, veterinary or biomedical corporations - other common sources of biohazardous waste.
"The market need for the OZONATOR unit is truly staggering," Reid said. "In the U.S. alone, there are thousands of hospitals, universities, treatment centers and corporations (generators) producing millions of tons of biohazardous waste annually. With the OZONATOR, generators will have a clean, safe, efficient and cost-saving way to deal with biohazardous and pathological waste - while streamlining their solid waste management programs too."
"Bio-hazardous waste disposal is a problem that needs a clean, zero emission solution. The OZONATOR unit is a solution that our grandchildren will thank us for," said Peter Klaptchuk, inventor of the OZONATOR unit.
The OZONATOR Unit...
The OZONATOR bio-hazardous waste disposal unit shreds the waste (reducing the volume by up to 90%), sterilizes the waste (using environmentally safe ozone), and then compacts the waste into a stainless steel waste container. The container is then picked up, and emptied, by a waste management services company at a traditional landfill site.
Measuring 11.5 feet wide, by 14 feet high, and 31.1 ft long, the Unit is impressive. The OZONATOR can continuously process up to 31.8 tons of waste materials per day - in 440 pound loads - in a process that takes just 10 minutes and only costs pennies a pound.
Independent tests conducted by Bosgoed Projects Consultants, Ltd. and verified by BDS Laboratories - who is accredited by both the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and Agriculture Canada (CFIA) - verify the pathogen destruction capabilities of the Unit.
On July 24, 2006, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources stated:
"In documents and test reports submitted to the Department, the Ozonator demonstrated effective treatment of test organisms. The unit is approved for the treatment of microbiological waste. Microbiological waste is defined as the cultures or stocks of infectious agents."
Then on January 2, 2007, the same department stated:
"…the Ozonator demonstrated effective treatment of pathological waste. Pathological wastes are defined as the tissues, organs, and body parts of humans and the carcasses of animals known or suspected to have died from a disease which is transmissible to humans.
What makes the OZONATOR sterilization process unique is that it uses pure oxygen to generate ozone - a highly corrosive, naturally occurring microbicide (a sterilizer that kills all known viruses and bacteria) - to sterilize medical and bio-hazardous waste in a sealed and self-contained, multi-step pathogen destroying process.
The ozone generated by the OZONATOR is the same ozone that occurs naturally in the earth's atmosphere and protects us from the sun's harmful rays - not the harmful 'ozone' known as 'smog'…which is caused by pollution. The unit's ozone is the same pure, active oxygen (O3) used to sterilize drinking, pool and spa water; in air freshening and in waste water purification.
While VBI specializes in federal contracting, VBI is actively pursuing commercial and federal contracts to place OZONATOR units in medical centers, hospitals, universities, research centers and clinics throughout the U.S. and at foreign U.S. government installations.
To manage commercial sales, installation, service and maintenance contracts, VBI is building a national sales force and an 'authorized service management' network - covering each of the 50 states, all U.S. territories and protectorates. VBI's South Korea division is scheduled to come online later in 2007.
VBI is actively looking for business owners, entrepreneurs and investors interested in building the U.S. and South Korea market for this amazing product.
For more information about the OZONATOR unit, please visit the manufacturer's website at http://www.ozonatorindustries.ca or contact VBI Services at 360.685.4290.
1) Health Care Without Harm is a global coalition of 443 organizations in 52 countries working to protect health by reducing pollution in the health care industry. HCWH is committed to eliminating incineration of medical waste and promoting sustainable alternatives that are effective, environmentally responsible, and protective of the health of workers and the public. Website: http://www.hcwh.org
2) IARC Evaluates Carcinogenic Risk Associated with Dioxins," International Agency for Research on Cancer press release, February 14, 1997: http://www.iarc.fr/
3) World Health Organization report: http://www.emro.who.int/Publications/emhj/0202/23.htm