The Benefits of Recycling Silver - A Precious Metal.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Acquiring precious metals is an important issue within the Department of Defense when producing and sustaining major weapons systems. Due to precious metal shortages, effective deployment of the national defense preparedness program is in jeopardy in case of serious or continuous national emergency. The overall objective of this research study was to explore and determine the benefits of silver recycling. An extensive literature review was necessary to understand the Defense Logistics Agency Precious Metals Recovery Program. Through extensive research of the Precious Metals Recovery Program, it is evident that there are substantial cost savings which transfer into huge benefits resulting from recycling silver. Precious metals are vital in satisfying the United States contractual and specification requirements needed for strategic arms, ammunition and equipment. Recycling silver is a valid way of satisfying these requirements. Author
- Metallurgy and Metallography