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anjafo
NDT Inspector
Norway, Joined Aug 2009, 204

anjafo

NDT Inspector
Norway,
Joined Aug 2009
204
10:34 Sep-08-2009
recycling ndt waste

Hi,
Anybody successfully doing this. I have even heard there is money in it?

Spray tins
Developer solutions (separating the silver?)
Vacuum packed film backing (lead)

Care to elaborate anyone?

    
 
 
Roger Duwe
NDT Inspector, API-510, 570, 653
MISTRAS, USA, Joined Jan 2009, 148

Roger Duwe

NDT Inspector, API-510, 570, 653
MISTRAS,
USA,
Joined Jan 2009
148
18:20 Sep-08-2009
Re: recycling ndt waste
In Reply to anjafo at 10:34 Sep-08-2009 (Opening).

Recycling the silver out of the spent developer, and developing 'bad' sheets of film for the silver is worth doing. Nothing else is worth the time for a Tech to perform the necessary work. RT film cassettes only have 2 pieces of 0.01" 1/4 mm lead well-adheared to a paper backing. Much more trouble than the lead is worth. Everything else is worse than these.

    
 
 
anjafo
NDT Inspector
Norway, Joined Aug 2009, 204

anjafo

NDT Inspector
Norway,
Joined Aug 2009
204
19:11 Sep-08-2009
Re: recycling ndt waste
In Reply to Roger Duwe at 18:20 Sep-08-2009 .

Thanks Roger,
So not much money in the lead?

Whats the simplest way of getting the silver back.

Im also looking at this from a health and safety side. The spent dev and fix should be sent for treatment or something right? Also spray tins should be separated, also heard of people catching the dpi during the wash and separating that but I guess thats more production line than field work.

We started separating the lead film screens from their package but stopped, I wonder if the local waste company could do something with it.

    
 
 

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