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Availability of Critical Scrap Metals Containing Chromium in the United States. Wrought Stainless Steels and Heat-resisting Alloys.
Kusik-CL; Makar-HV; Mounier-MR
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As part of an effort to establish the extent of the domestic chromium supply that could be exploited in case of adverse changes in international chromium production and trading patterns, a two- part study was conducted for the Bureau of Mines, to assess the domestic availability of critical metals in scrap containing significant amounts of chromium. This report describes the part of the study that deals with wrought stainless steels and heat- resisting alloys. Data were collected on types of scrap, sources, quantities, and ultimate disposition, leading to the conclusion that in 1977 about 62,000 tons of contained chromium was unrecycled. Unrecovered obsolete stainless steel scrap accounts for most of these uncollected chromium values. Error margins in the amount of uncollected scrap are estimated to be 10 to 20 percent.
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