CARMI, IL (KFVS) - The U.S. military is building centers in west Africa to help fight the spread of Ebola, the deadly virus.
An Elastec/American Marine task force is rushing an order of three ELASTEC MediBurn medical waste incinerators, ordered by the U.S. Army.
Several people have worked fast to process the order and to "hot shot" (ship overnight) the portable incinerators to Humble, Texas.
The MediBurns will be transported to Sierra Leone.
Jeremy Pretzsch, sales manager, has been working with the United Nations and U.S. Army to provide MediBurns for the disposal of Ebola materials.
The 220 volt, diesel, two-chamber MediBurn incinerator is self-contained, meaning contaminated medical waste can be disposed of and burned on-site without having to be transported.
The heat from MediBurn helps stop the spread of Ebola by providing a responsible, complete and affordable way to dispose the material.
The U.S. Army requested the MediBurns models can dispose of up to eight cubic feet (0.22 cubic meters) of infectious and extreme waste per load with a burn rate of 20 kg per hour.
The models are simple to operate and require minimal maintenance.
Because of the MediBurn's small size, it allows for easy transportation to different locations with little effort.
Macer Delivery of Evansville, Indiana was contracted to "hot shot" the MediBurns by truck to Texas.