New Developments in Materials Recycling by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.
Pap 57th Mtg Structures & Mater Panel Nato-agard Conf Proc Portugal 1983 :15-1--15-24
The U.S. Bureau of Mines has been a strong advocate of materials recycling for over 50 years and has emerged as a world leader in the development of innovative recycling technology. Because recycling conserves mineral reserves, the Bureau considers the mineral-based waste products generated by industry and the consuming public as potential secondary mineral resources. This paper presents promising technical solutions to complex recycling problems such as recovery of cobalt, nickel, and chromium from superalloy scrap; the separation, recovery, and reuse of nickel and chromium from stainless and specialty steel wastes; precious metal recovery from electronic scrap; an environmentally acceptable method for recycling lead-acid batteries; recovery of nonferrous metals from scrap automobiles; and rapid scrap identification methods suitable for today's modern alloys.
Pap 57th Mtg, Structures & Mater Panel, Nato-agard Conf. Proc., Portugal, 1983, Pp 15-1--15-24