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Process for Recycling Cemented-carbide Scrap.

Authors
Barnard-PG; Starliper-AG; Kenworthy-H
Source
Trans Soc Manufacturing Eng 1:1-3
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010666
Abstract
The Rolla Metallurgy Research Center has developed a new method for recycling cemented-carbide scrap. This method involves the alloying of zinc with cobalt binder. The zinc is then distilled from the carbide scrap leaving a porous mass of carbides and cobalt which can be totally reground and recycled. The Bureau of Mines' process can be used to recovery costly components in the scrap that are presently being discarded. Since the annual sales of cemented- carbides are approximately $250 million, a great economic potential exists for augmenting conservation of resources by recycling of the cemented-carbide scrap.
Publication Date
19720101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1972
Identifying No.
OP 84-73
NIOSH Division
RORC;
Source Name
Trans. Soc. Manufacturing Eng., V. 1, PP. 1-3
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