Amalgam Separators

Order direct from us, the only manufacturer and recycler, our ISO11143 certified dental amalgam separators are the most cost effective in the World, with zero operational expenses and no need for electricity.

From £240

Efficiently retains more than 95% of amalgam particles

The Alvaley® amalgam separator offers a simple and cost effective solution in order to comply with the waste regulations. They are designed to be connected to sinks, mobile aspirators or suction systems. There are various models available. 

Alvaley® Dental Amalgam Separators

Our amalgam separators have many benefits:

  • No running costs
  • No maintenance
  • No servicing required
  • No hidden costs
  • No noise
  • No surgery downtime
  • Suitable for all type of suction systems
  • Retrofittable to existing suction pumps

We are global leaders in amalgam separation who supply direct to dentists, dental engineers and organisations

Amalgam Separators in a dental environment

We are a second generation family business who created Alvaley® back in 2005, we are the brand owner and only manufacturer and recycler

We have been supplying dentists, dental engineers and organisations with our amalgam separators for nearly 20 years, we have a great reputation for quality and service and our name is instantly recognisable in the dental industry.

All of our amalgam separators are:

  • Global certification to ISO11143, see the Certification section above to view our certificates
  • Individually tested before leaving our premises
  • Chemical resistant, you will not need to replace this product for years
  • Easy to install, 60%+ of our customers install it themselves

The Alvaley® Amalgam Separators

Our amalgam separators are suitable for sinks, mobile aspirators, single surgery suction systems and multiple surgery suction systems.

Size One

Size Two

Amalgam Separator Recycling

Alvaley® recycling is free, let us know when you have replaced your unit and we will come and collect it.

We now recycle: Amalsed (green box), Srab 99 (green / black box), Rasch (white box) and Solmetex Hg5 (cartridge).

Frequently Asked Questions

Amalgam separators are devices designed to capture amalgam particles from dental office wastewater through sedimentation, filtration, centrifugation, or a combination of these mechanisms.

The separator works by using a filtration system that separates the solid waste containing dental amalgam from the wastewater generated during dental procedures. This helps prevent the release of mercury and other metals into the environment and water systems, thereby reducing environmental contamination.

Regulatory bodies in many regions mandate the use of amalgam separators in dental offices to ensure proper disposal and handling of dental amalgam waste, thereby contributing to environmental protection and human health safety.

To comply with the regulations, dental practices (both existing and new) require amalgam separation units to be installed and ensure the amalgam collected is disposed of in accordance with the regulations.

Many countries and regions have implemented regulations mandating the use of amalgam separators in dental practices to manage and control the disposal of dental amalgam waste.

For instance, in the United Kingdom, the UK government has enforced regulations regarding the installation and use of amalgam separators in dental practices. The specific requirements, guidelines, and enforcement of these regulations may differ based on the local environmental agency or governing bodies overseeing dental waste management.

It’s essential to consult with the environmental regulatory bodies, dental associations, or relevant authorities in your area to understand the specific requirements concerning the use of amalgam separators. They can provide accurate information on whether it’s mandatory and the specifications for compliance with regulations regarding dental amalgam waste management in dental practices.

Typically, the installation process for amalgam separators, including Alvaley®, is designed to be relatively straightforward.

Amalgam separators come with installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. These instructions aim to guide dental professionals or technicians through the installation process, making it user-friendly and relatively easy to set up.

However, the ease of installation can vary depending on factors such as the specific model of the amalgam separator, if it is connected by fixed pipe then these will not be as easy as hose which gives better flexibility given the restricted space in a surgery, the existing plumbing system in the dental office, and the individual’s familiarity with plumbing or installation procedures.

Many amalgam separators, including Alvaley®, are designed for simple installation and can be connected directly to the existing plumbing system of a dental practice. Often, they are designed to be compact and easily mounted in a convenient location. Instructions and guidance from the manufacturer are typically provided to assist with the installation process.

If you’re considering installing an Alvaley® amalgam separator or any similar dental equipment, it’s recommended to follow the provided instructions carefully. Additionally, if you encounter any challenges during the installation process, seeking guidance from a professional plumber or contacting the manufacturer’s support for assistance can be helpful.

The frequency of changing an amalgam separator in a dental office typically depends on the specific model of the separator, its capacity, the volume of dental procedures performed, and the regulations or guidelines set forth by local or regional authorities.

In general, most manufacturers recommend replacing or servicing amalgam separators regularly, often every 6 to 12 months. Some separators have a stated capacity in terms of the volume of waste they can handle before requiring replacement. This can range from a certain number of procedures or a certain volume of waste collected.

Furthermore, local regulations or guidelines might specify the maintenance schedule or replacement intervals for amalgam separators. It’s important to adhere to these regulations to ensure compliance with environmental standards and best practices for managing dental waste, including the disposal of dental amalgam.

Regular maintenance, such as inspections and replacing the separator cartridges or units as recommended by the manufacturer, is crucial to ensure the effective removal of dental amalgam waste and prevent its release into the environment.

Dental offices should keep track of the usage and maintenance schedule of their amalgam separators to ensure they are changed or serviced at the appropriate intervals for efficient operation and compliance with regulations.

Yes, over the last 19 years we have supplied our products in many different colours, some with labels and some are just plain but the signature design is Alvaley®, if you have a unit that needs to be collected then please email [email protected]. We also now recycle Amalsed (green box), Srab 99 (green / black box), Rasch (white box) and Solmetex Hg5 (cartridge).