THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR EPA REGULATIONS FOR AMALGAM SEPARATORS
On July 14th, 2017 the EPA’s final ruling became effective, requiring the use of Amalgam Separators under the Clean Water Act to control discharge of mercury and other metals into public owned treatment works (POTWs) from dental practices. (EPA Effluent Guidelines https://www.epa.gov/eg/dental-effluent-guidelines)
Made and engineered in Austria, the ECO II Amalgam Separator is the ideal solution to satisfy this EPA requirement. Its compact design, easy installation and low cost make it the perfect solution for any dental office. Through sophisticated product design and advanced engineering, the ECO II is the finest amalgam separation system available worldwide--the ECO II family of amalgam separators is currently in use in over 5,000 dental offices in the U.S. and over 200,000 worldwide.
Why the ECO II Amalgam Separator? The ECO II Amalgam Separator was engineered to be elegant, effective and simple. As the leading amalgam separator in Europe after 15 years of popularity there, the ECO II has recently taken the American market by storm as well. The ECO II is known for its compact, easy-to-use design that is ideal for dental offices requiring amalgam separation.
Yes, the ECO II works with 99% of vacuum systems on the market. Don’t be deceived by rogue technicians that are trying to sell you another separator. The ECOII is compatible with 99.9% of vacuum systems on the market. Please call for installation instructions or speak with one of our service tech supervisors for support when installing your ECO II.
If you have a dry vacuum systems, install the separator after the water separator tank on the waste water drain line. Make sure the ECO II is positioned below the tank to allow gravity to drain the water through the ECOII and out the waste waster pipe. For a Wet Vac or Wet ring pump install the ECO II on the vacuum line before the pump.
Fittings included with the ECO II are compatible with ¾”, 1” and 1.5” vacuum or waste water lines. However, the ECO II tandem unit is compatible with lines up to 2”.
The only maintenance required for the ECO II is to check the fill line each month and to replace the canister after 12 months or when full. These requirements are regulated by the EPA.
Contact your trusted dental supply dealer place your order. If your dealer does not carry the ECO II, visit www.usaecotwo.com for a list of distributors who do carry the ECOII.
Yes ECO II works with both systems.
The ECO II or ECO II tandem is installed after the central evacuation system in the waste water drain pipe. See instruction manual for more details.
No, the ECO II’s superior engineering ensures sufficient water flow regardless where it is installed and does not reduce suction or cut off water flow when full.
Two options. Register your system here and you will receive an e-mail with your certificate when you return your canister using the prepaid ECOII return mailing box and your canister is received at the treatment facility for recycling. The second option is to provide your e-mail address at the time you order and you will automatically be enrolled in the e-certificate program. For more information scroll down to the compliance section.
Requirements for amalgam separation have be outlined and are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A link to this regulation can be found on our resources page.