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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Amalgam Waste Management - Issues and Answers [PDF]
Abstract: Written by dentists who participated in a voluntary effort by the Duluth, MN POTW to reduce mercury in wastewater.
Source: James F. Westman, DDS and Timothy Tuominen
Dental Mercury and the Environment - A Fact Sheet for Pueblo Dentists [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet presents information related to dental mercury and the environment. It describes the regulatory outlook for Colorado dentists with respect to waste mercury amalgam and provides Colorado-specific information and resources regarding mercury amalgam separators and waste amalgam recycling.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Dental Office Waste Stream Characterization Study for Metro Seattle [PDF]
Abstract: Metro Seattle has characterized the wastewater from dental offices and suggested plans for minimizing mercury.
Source: Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle
ETV Report - Removal of Mercury from Dental Office Wastewater [PDF]
Abstract: Analysis of technologies for the sedimentation and adsorption of mercury amalgam and mercury compounds from the wastewater stream.
Mercury Use: Dentists [PDF]
Abstract: Comprehensive study of the use of mercury in dental offices including amalgam, lamps, switches, etc. Includes information about mercury's human and environmental toxicity.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Concern Over Mercury and Wastewater
Abstract: Article written by two staff members of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department describing their Mercury Minimization Program.
Source: Journal of the Michigan Dental Association
The Fate of Mercury in Dental Amalgam
Abstract: Provides results of bench-scale testing to determine whether biological processes typically used in POTWs degrade dental amalgam and release mercury.
Source: Water Environment & Technology
Vendor Information, AB Dental Trends
Abstract: This site describes and gives purchasing information for AB Dental Trends' amalgam separation systems.
Source: AB Dental Trends
Vendor Information, SolmeteX
Abstract: Solmetex specializes in mercury amalgam waste separation technologies. This web page provides an overview as to the problem of amalgam waste and describes their own technologies and products.
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Hub Last Updated: 1/8/2013