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Research and development in recycling of metals.
Scrap Age 1979 Apr; 36(4):60, 87
A cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Mines and the National Association of Recycling Industries, Inc. (NARI), has opened up new opportunities for solving some of the mineral raw-material problems facing this nation. This paper presents six research areas that were identified in the agreement as having high priorities in secondary resource recovery research. These are aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals, and the recovery systems for shredding and processing. All of the five commodities were identified by the council on international economic policy as being important to national security or industry economics, and are included in their list of 19 critical imported industrial raw materials. Bureau of Mines metallurgy research currently places primary emphasis on technological problems known to be associated with these critical materials. While a great deal of Bureau research is currently related to metal systems such as chromium, nickel, and cobalt, some research is also being conducted on each of the five commodities of specific interest in the cooperative agreement. Also printed as "research and development in metals recycling," in recycling today, V. 17, No. 5, May 1979, pp. 61-64
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