The disposal of used vials presents numerous problems. Emptying vials by hand is unpleasant and disposal of drums of full used vials is expensive!
Some laboratories recognise this fact and spend valuable time having containers emptied manually in the belief that overall they are achieving economies! If fact retrieving liquids from vials and emptying by hand is tedious, unproductive, labor intensive and presents plenty of health & safety risks, especially when handling volatile, toxic and radioactive materials
Emptying vials with a Balcan vial crusher gives immediate saving in time and the cost of disposal. Vials are broken and opened more quickly and the liquid contents easily drained from the debris and collected.
Typically vials are reduced to 25% of their original volume to give the 75% space saving.
Balcan Vial Crushers allow vial disposal to be improved and made safer.
The problems of disposing vials are not only the volume they fill in waste containers, but often the way in which their liquid contents can require them to be disposed of more expensively than if they were empty, e.g. radioactive cocktails, toxic or volatile liquids. Needless expense is also incurred because more often than not the amount of liquid in the container is very much less than its actual capacity.