Abstracts

Electro Kinetic Properties of Colloidal Dental Wastewater Evaluation of an Integrated System to Remove Mercury from Dental-Unit Wastewater ICP Analysis of Dental Wastewater Laboratory Evaluation of Amalgam Separators Line Cleanser/Disinfectant Effects on Soluble Mercury Content of Dental Wastewater Mercury Hygiene Best Management Practices Mercury Levels and Particle Size Distribution in the Dental Unit Wastewater Stream Mercury Management of Dental-Wastewater Streams Using Secondary Treatments Mercury Removal from Dental Operatory Wastewater Using Polymers Mercury Removal from Dental Wastewater By a Microbial Bioadsorbent Derived from Genetically Engineered Bacteria Mercury Removal Method and Device for Dental Operatory Wastewater Methylmercury Content of Dental-Unit Wastewater The Removal of Mercury from Dental-Operatory Wastewater by Polymer Treatment Silver Generation Rates from Dental Wastewater TCLP Analysis and Residual Mercury Levels in Dental Wastewater Lines Technique for Removing Polymer-Bound Mercury from Dental Wastewater

Manuals

DD2009 Chairside Amalgam Separator manual - November, 2009 (PDF)

Patents

Patent Number 07182599 (PDF) Patent Number 7673746_1 (PDF)

Papers

An Assessment of Mercury in the Form of Amalgam in Dental Wastewater in the United States (PDF) Characteristics and Treatment of the Dental Waste Water Stream (PDF) Comparison of chlorine and chloramine in the release of mercury from dental amalgam (PDF) Controlling Mercury in Wastewater Discharges from Dental Clinics (PDF) Dental Equipment - Amalgam Separators (PDF) Design and evaluation of a filter-based chairside Amalgam separator (PDF) Determination of Methylmercury in Dental-Unit Wastewater (PDF) Disinfectants' Effect on Mercury Release from Amalgam (PDF) The Effect of Amalgam Separators on Mercury Loading to Wastewater Treatment Plants (PDF) Effect of Iodine on Mercury Concentrations in Dental-Unit Wastewater (PDF) Laboratory Evaluation of Amalgam Separators (PDF) The Management of Mercury in the Dental-Unit Wastewater Stream (PDF) Mercury and Dentists (PDF) Mercury Emissions from Dental Chairs by Disinfection (PDF) Mercury Generation Potential from Dental Waste Amalgam (PDF) Methylmercury (MeHg+) (PDF) Navy Dentsitry Goes Green - Managing Mercury in Dental Treatment Facilities (PDF) Particle Size Analysis of Amalgam Powder and Handpiece Generated Specimens (PDF) The Removal of Mercury from Dental-operatory Wastewater by Polymer Treatment (PDF) Residual Mercury Content and Leaching of Mercury and Silver from Used Amalgam Capsules (PDF) Scientific Review Of Issues Impacting Dentistry (PDF) Solid Waste Disposal Issues and Dental Amalgam (PDF) The Three Modern Faces of Mercury (PDF) The Toxicology of Mercury (PDF) The Toxicology of Mercury - Current Exposures and Clinical Manifestations (PDF) The Weight of Wastes Generated by Removal of Dental Amalgam Restorations and the Concentration of Mercury in Dental Wastewater (PDF)

Presentations

Mercury Removal from Acidic, Alkaline, and Dilute Wastewaters (PDF) US Dental Mercury Initiatives (PDF)

Publications

Additional Comments and Data from US to ISO (PDF) JAMA Amalgam Study - 1 (PDF) JAMA Amalgam Study - 2 (PDF) JAMA Amalgam Study Editorial to Studies (PDF) MCES-MDA Approved Amalgam Separators (PDF) MDA - MCES Approved Amalgam Separators Features Table (PDF) Proper Operation of Amalgam Separators (PDF)

Mercury is a toxic element that persists in the environment and accumulates in the food chain. It is unique among metals in possessing a high vapor pressure and the saturation concentration of mercury in air increases dramatically with increasing temperature. About 80% of inhaled mercury vapor is retained in the body, and dissolved Hg vapor concentrates in circulating red blood cells. Hg is carried throughout the body crossing both the blood-brain and placental barriers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has targeted mercury for “virtual elimination”.
Online courses are available that cover the topics of the management of mercury in dental-unit wastewater and solid waste disposal issues and dental amalgam.
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