Effluent Decontamination Systems (EDS) -
Frequently Asked Questions

What is an EDS?
An Effluent Decontamination System (EDS) sterilizes potentially bio-hazardous waste effluent originating from within high bio-containment laboratories.

Do I need an EDS?
EDS are recommended (and in many countries required by law) to treat the effluent from facilities dealing with particularly potent or contagious pathogenic organisms rated at BSL-3ag, and BSL-4.

Why should I choose a WR2 EDS?
WR2 is the world’s leading company in the area of bio-hazardous waste decontamination. Our personnel have a combined experience in excess of 50 years in the field of bio-safety and bio-hazardous waste disposal. This experience is reflected in the design and construction of all our products including EDS.

What if I hired a local boiler manufacturer or vessel manufacturer to provide an EDS?
This is extremely unadvisable, as some facilities have discovered the hard way. This type of equipment is a specialized system that is purpose built to protect the people working in the facility as well as the surrounding environment. Systems should be designed and constructed with bio-safety as the primary concern, and as such, only those manufacturers with experience in the field of bio-safety should be considered for EDS.

Can WR2 project manage the delivery, installation, and commissioning of my EDS?
Yes. WR2 uses the latest software and project management philosophies to assist our customers in the smooth running of each project from the initial site visits and site preparation, to the equipment installation and commissioning.

How can I validate my WR2 EDS?
The WR2 EDS has multiple validation methods with a range of benefits. Temperature/time parametric validation data is recorded and stored automatically by the system PLC. In addition, our systems have built-in microbial spore test ports and sample ports to allow for the safe collection of treated effluent for further analysis.

Can a WR2 EDS handle the associated grit, straw, sand, and feces which may be flushed down the floor drains?
Yes. The WR2 EDS has many unique, integrated features which allow for solids handling. These include inlet perforated collection baskets, the use of chopper/grinder pump systems, as well as an aggressive agitation system which prevents any sedimentation.

Does WR2 have existing installations?
Yes. We have existing systems in containment facilities in the U.S. and Europe, and are currently installing systems in some of the newest, most advanced BSL facilities to date. Feel free to contact us for further details.

Do you offer service contracts?
Yes. WR2 offers a range of service contracts to suit customer needs.