Preliminary Evaluation of Novel Plant Mediated Green Intention for the Treatment of Biomedical Waste Obtained From Salem City, Tamil Nadu
E.D. Viswanath1, N. Balasundaram2

1E.D. Viswanath, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. N. Balasundaram, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 621-625 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11090476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The living systems of world population is facing lot of health care issues with the unpredictable diseases. The modern trend would also lead to the various biomedical infectious which is highly resistant to the available drugs. The proper disposable and management of infectious and hazardous biomedical waste is needed. The research in the field of medical industry would address the issues of disposable and management of infections of Biomedical waste. At this juncture, this paper attempts to describe an alternative novelapproach for handling and management of biomedical waste. Plant species mediated biomedical waste management will be the key concept to minimize the treatment strategy of Biomedical Waste. Biomedical wastes comprises of category 3 & 6 were collected from the hospital and subjected to treatment with plant species like Ocimum tenuiflorum, Curcuma longa, Seaweeds like Padina tetrastomatica, Steochospermum marginatum, home-made Panchakavya and mixed plant consortium. The preliminary treatment was done for about 48-72hr with pH of 8.5. Then the treated sample was subjected to alkaline hydrolysis with the presence of ethanolic extract of Eichhornia crassipes at 45oC under the pressure of 1 bar. The result indicated that the plant Curcuma longa showed significant reduction in microbial count, Alkalinity, Electrical conductivity, TDS, BOD, COD and pH followed by thulasi in the preliminary treatment whereas seaweed extract showed less number of reduction in microbial populations. Panchakavya revealed the considerable reduction in alkalinity as well as electrical conductivity but in case of microbial count has been increased due to the resistivity. The overall result concluded that plant mediated green approach will be the next level of management of biomedical waste.
Keywords: TDS, Alkalinity, Panchakavya, Seaweed.
Scope of the Article: Biomedical Computing