Amalgam separators

Amalgam separators serve to treat wastewater containing amalgam residues from treatment units in dental practices.

Regulatory framework

Amalgam separators fall under the Ordinance on the determination of the suitability of construction products and construction techniques under water law by means of verifications in accordance with the Building Codes of the federal states (WasBauPVO): Cf. WasBauPVO, Section 1(1)(d) 'Amalgam separators for dental practices'.

Requirements for amalgam separators are described in DIN EN ISO 11143. However, this is not a harmonised standard under the Construction Products Regulation.

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) in combination with general construction technique permits (aBG) for these systems. The abZ/aBG serve to verify the suitability of the systems both from a construction and water legislation point of view.

Note: Amalgam separators bearing the CE marking under other European Directives (e.g. the Medical Devices Directive or the Machinery Directive) are subject to a national technical approval in combination with a general construction technique permit.

Principles, guidance, recommendations

The approval principles covering this work area are not published, but are made available to the applicants during the procedure.

The following approval principles are currently available: Approval principles for amalgam separators (Zulassungsgrundsätze für Amalgamabscheider)

Empfehlungen zum Anschluss von Amalgamabscheidern – Bemessung und Anschlussbedingungen (4 pages)

Stand: März 2020

Empfehlungen Umgang mit Prophylaxepulvern in Verbindung mit Amalgamabscheidern (3 pages)

Stand: Oktober 2018

Empfehlungen zur Instandhaltung von Abwasserleitungen in Zahnarztpraxen (4 pages)

Stand: Oktober 2018

Application forms

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

  • abZ/aBG
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    Amalgamabscheider D 3181 II mit Stabankermotor

    SIRONA Dental Systems GmbH

    Fabrikstraße 31

    64625 Bensheim

    Z-64.1-14 Z: 09.01.2019
    G: 11.01.2024
    Amalgamabscheider in Kombinationssaugeinheit VSA 300 S, Typ 7125

    DÜRR DENTAL SE

    Höpfigheimer Straße 17

    74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

    Z-64.1-15 Z: 23.05.2019
    G: 02.06.2024
    Amalgamabscheider Typ D 3181 II

    SIRONA Dental Systems GmbH

    Fabrikstraße 31

    64625 Bensheim

    Z-64.1-16 Z: 22.07.2020
    G: 01.08.2025
    Amalgamabscheider COMPACT Dynamic

    METASYS Medizintechnik GmbH

    Florianistraße 3

    6063 Rum/Innsbruck

    ÖSTERREICH

    Z-64.1-2 Z: 22.03.2022
    G: 22.03.2027
    Amalgamabscheider CAS 1 Combi-Separator, CA 1 Amalgam-Separator und CA 2 Amalgam-Separator Basisgerät

    DÜRR DENTAL SE

    Höpfigheimer Straße 17

    74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

    Z-64.1-20 Z: 27.03.2019
    G: 18.03.2024
    Amalgamabscheider Typ CA 4

    DÜRR DENTAL SE

    Höpfigheimer Straße 17

    74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

    Z-64.1-22 Z: 11.11.2020
    G: 15.11.2025
    Amalgamabscheider Hydrozyklon ISO 18

    CATTANI Deutschland

    Helmes GmbH & Co. KG

    Scharnstedter Weg 34-36

    27639 Wurster Nordseeküste (Nordholz)

    Z-64.1-23 Z: 03.03.2022
    G: 15.03.2027
    Amalgamabscheider D 3521

    SIRONA Dental Systems GmbH

    Fabrikstraße 31

    64625 Bensheim

    Z-64.1-24 Z: 03.05.2018
    G: 14.05.2023
    Amalgamabscheider Typ Hydrozyklon ISO 6

    CATTANI Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

    Scharnstedter Weg 34-36

    27639 Wurster Nordseeküste (Nordholz)

    Z-64.1-25 Z: 02.12.2019
    G: 05.12.2024
    Amalgamabscheider Typ Hydrozyklon ISO 60

    CATTANI Deutschland

    Helmes GmbH & Co. KG

    Scharnstedter Weg 34-36

    27639 Wurster Nordseeküste (Nordholz)

    Z-64.1-28 Z: 11.07.2022
    G: 11.07.2027
    Amalgamabscheider Multi System Typ 1

    METASYS Medizintechnik GmbH

    Florianistraße 3

    6063 Rum/Innsbruck

    ÖSTERREICH

    Z-64.1-4 Z: 22.03.2022
    G: 22.03.2027
    Amalgamabscheider SRAB 99 D

    medentex GmbH

    Piderits Bleiche 11

    33689 Bielefeld

    Z-64.3-17 Z: 11.11.2020
    G: 25.11.2025
    Amalgamabscheider Typ AMALSED

    medentex GmbH

    Piderits Bleiche 11

    33689 Bielefeld

    Z-64.3-21 Z: 09.09.2019
    G: 17.09.2024
    Amalgamabscheider ECO II

    METASYS Medizintechnik GmbH

    Florianistraße 3

    6063 Rum/Innsbruck

    ÖSTERREICH

    Z-64.3-26 Z: 17.09.2020
    V: 23.02.2021
    G: 24.02.2026

Stefan Hartstock
Head of Section (acting) – Wastewater Treatment Plants

Phone +49 30 78730-280
Email shr(at)dibt(.)de

Legal reference documents