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RE: Reducing phosphorous from industrial point sources
Other sources of phosphate include laundries and fertilizer producers
and formulators. I believe several studies have been done by the state
of Flordia looking into P2 in the phosphate mining industry.
If you ever need to identify the major users of a given mineral, find
yourself a copy of "Mineral Facts and Figures" published by the U.S.
Bureau of Mines. It presents a quite detailed break-down of how much of
a given mineral is produced in the world and which SIC codes are the
major consumers. It was last published in 1985 and its criminal that
this group/document is no longer around. There are other USGS reports
that present similar data but they are either for one given mineral or a
given country. The Mineral F&F document was a world-wide accounting
balance for the entire mineral industry.
Hope this helps,
> From: Cindy McComas[SMTP:CMCCOMAS@mntap.sph.umn.edu]
> Sent: Monday, December 15, 1997 1:10PM
> To: 'P2 Tech'
> Subject: Reducing phosphorous from industrial point sources
> In February, I have to give 2 presentations on the subject of
> sources and P2 opportunities from industrial operations for
> phosphorous". I
> am aware that the largest point sources may be from dairy, cleaning
> (phosphoric acid), and phosphatizing operations. I have some
> but suspect there is more out there. Please let me know if you have
> or are
> aware of other sources of information on this topic. Thanks!
> Cindy McComas
> 1313 5th St. SE, Ste 207
> Mpls, MN 55414
> 612/627-4769 (fax)