Analysis of mercury in wastewater of some dental clinics in United Arab Emirates

Al Kawas, Sausan, Abu-Yousef, Imad A., Kanan, Sofian, El-Kishawi, Mohamed, Siddique, Abubaker, Abdo, Naser and Shraim, Amjad (2008) Analysis of mercury in wastewater of some dental clinics in United Arab Emirates. Journal of International Environmental Application and Science, III I: 21-28.

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Author Al Kawas, Sausan
Abu-Yousef, Imad A.
Kanan, Sofian
El-Kishawi, Mohamed
Siddique, Abubaker
Abdo, Naser
Shraim, Amjad
Title Analysis of mercury in wastewater of some dental clinics in United Arab Emirates
Journal name Journal of International Environmental Application and Science
ISSN 1307-0428
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume III
Issue I
Start page 21
End page 28
Total pages 8
Editor S. Dursan
Place of publication Karatay-Konya, Turkey
Publisher Yuce Publishing
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
110502 Dental Therapeutics, Pharmacology and Toxicology
110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified
920402 Dental Health
920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
The amount of mercury in the wastewater of three dental clinics from United Arab Emirates over a period of 3 to 17 days was quantified using cold vapour-atomic absorption spectrometry technique. The total Hg concentration in the wastewater of these clinics ranged from 25 to 146 μg d-1. The Hg concentration in the wastewater samples collected from the outlets of the dental chairs after dental treatments varies depending on the type of dental treatment: the average Hg concentration in the samples of only amalgam restoration is 39 μg per sample (std. dev. 37, range 4-142); for samples with amalgam restoration plus other types of dental treatment is 24 μg per sample (std. dev. 24, range < MDL-77); and for sample with no amalgam restoration is 18 μg per sample (std. dev. 16, range <mdl-33).
Keyword Dental amalgam
Mercury
Dental wastewater
United Arab Emirates
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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