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RE: P2 at photofinishing ? -Reply

Thank you for your response to my query.  It's very helpful.
Rod Sobin

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent:	Thursday, February 05, 1998 6:45 PM
> To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	P2 at photofinishing ? -Reply
> Rodney,
> We have several processes at our facility where we use X-ray devices
> for varying applications.  We recycle most all of our film through
> Safety
> Kleen Corp. and most of the chemicals are handled through a local
> recycling company, Southwest Radiographics.  We also use a Pacex
> system for larger applications.  It is mostly to collect the silver
> from
> washwaters before disposal.  You could talk with your local Safety
> Kleen branch to see what they have to offer.  I have had a lot of
> experience with them and have never been unhappy.
> If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me
> directly at
> ksteward@pantex.com
> Thanks and good luck!
> Kenny 
> Kenny Steward
> Pollution Prevention
> Pantex Plant
> ksteward@pantex.com
> >>> "Sobin, Rodney" <sobin%ctc.com@internet.pantex.com> 02/05/98
> 11:11am >>>
> Hi P2TECHers--
> I wonder if anyone can point me to approaches for P2 and solution
> recycle and reuse for photographic film developing.  In particular I'm
> trying to help a facility that does a lot of x-ray inspection of metal
> parts and assemblies.  The facility uses automatic developing machines
> for x-ray film.  Much, but not all, of the silver in used fixer is
> recovered.  Spent developer and fixer go down the drain.  (By the way,
> film is recycled off-site.)
> The facility realizes that ideally it should go to a digital solid
> state
> imaging system to avoid chemical developing altogether, and to achieve
> various productivity gains (I'm looking for leads here as
> well--conventional fluorography doesn't give the resolution required).
> Short of the ideal, the facility would benefit from developer and
> fixer
> recovery and improved silver recovery.
> Any leads would be welcome.
> Thanks,
> Rod  
> Rodney Sobin						sobin@ctc.com
> Concurrent Technologies Corp.			tel. 814-269-6895
> 1450 Scalp Avenue					fax 814-269-2798
> Johnstown, PA 15904				http://www.ctc.com/
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