Thursday, March 26, 2015
Amalgam separators are becoming more and more common in dentistry. For those of you not familiar with them, it is a device that basically serves as a filtration system to remove amalgam (silver filling) debris and trap it before it goes down the drain. This helps eliminate the amalgam dust & sludge from the environment.
Many states now require them. Missouri, where I practice, does not, but we've been using one for several years now simply because we consider it the right thing to do for the environment.
Now comes an announcement from DentalEZ about a new separator... read on for all the info.
A Fresh Perspective in Filtration Technology
Malvern, PA (March 25, 2015) – DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to introduce the new RAMVAC® Amalgam HoG, a high efficiency filtration system designed to safely and effectively remove harmful waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Powered by Apavia®, the Amalgam HoG employs advanced vacuum technology and has an industry-leading retention rate of 99.7%.
The Amalgam HoG provides dental practices and patients with economical and environmentally conscious water purification. The Amalgam HoG is equipped with an advanced cyclonic filtration system that efficiently and effectively separates and removes amalgam, mercury, alloy, and other unsafe contaminants from the waterline, protecting and extending the lifespan of the vacuum pump and virtually eliminating harmful waste into the environment.
The Amalgam HoG has a large tank capacity and is durably designed to safely and reliably service up to 10 water systems at one time. The large replacement canisters reduce the frequency of necessary change outs and are universally molded with industry-standard connections that fit all existing installed units. The simple design allows canisters to be removed and replaced without tools. Moreover, the Amalgam HoG has a clear exterior, providing users with visual fill level inspection and making replacement easily identifiable. All replacement canisters are environmentally safe and recyclable.
The Amalgam HoG provides ease of maintenance with no traps to deal with and, depending on the plumbing system, allows ambidextrous installation and replacement. The patented no-tool necessary housing allows for easy access to the filter for extremely simple replacements. Amalgam HoG filters come with a unique handle for lightweight and easy removal, a bag for proper disposal, and a double O-ring bottom canister exchange.
In addition, the Amalgam HoG complies with all existing and pending state regulations. The Amalgam HoG meets all proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations and is compatible with all new standards, preparing users with early compliance. The Amalgam HoG is NSF certified ISO 11143:2008, and also complies with the American Dental Association’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) that protect the dentist, staff, and patient.
For more information about the Amalgam HoG, please visit www.dentalez.com.
Posted by John Flucke at 06:00