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Availability of Critical Scrap Metals Containing Chromium in the United States. Part 2. Wrought Stainless Steel and Heat-resisting Alloys.

Kusik CL; Makar HV; Mounier MR
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries :83 pages
As part of an effort to establish the extent of the domestic supply that could be exploited in case of adverse changes in international chromium production and trading patterns, this study was conducted for the Bureau of Mines to assess the domestic availability of critical scrap metals containing significant amounts of chromium. Data were collected on types of scrap, sources, amounts, 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. In the methodology developed, chromium- containing metals are followed from the time they return as scrap. Data collected for 1977 and previous years are projected to 1990. Major losses are identified and estimated.
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CP; Final Contract Report;
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OFR 8(2)-80
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Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Page last reviewed: November 26, 2021
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