Accession Number:

ADA009184

Title:

Reclamation Processes for the Recovery of Precious Metals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The Fairchild-Hiller Model 1150 incinerator, the Calcinator 10-GSX incinerator and the Atlantic Film Industries stripper were evaluated on their ability to destroy photographic film and recover silver. The points of evaluation were percentage of silver recovered, cost of operation, and the impact upon the environment. The Fairchild-Hiller Model 1150 recovered a high percentage of the silver available and met all pollution requirements for now and the foreseeable future. The Calcinator 10-GSX incinerator did not have as good a recovery rate as expected and needed additional equipment to meet air pollution standards. The Atlantic Film Industries stripper recovered a high percentage of silver, but did not declassify the film base and required extensive manhours to operate.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE