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Anatomy Of Silver Recovery
Author(s): Donald E. Titus
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Paper Abstract

Silver halides are the image-forming element in x-ray films. Silver used in x-ray emulsion either ends up as the black area of the film or is dissolved in the fixer solution during processing. Film density and film silver coverage determine how much silver is to be found in fixing solution or left on processed film. The choice between the use of electrolytic or metallic exchange silver equipment is determined by the amount of silver to be collected. The proper arrangement of the above two methods of silver recovery can produce high silver recovery efficiencies. Recovering silver from processed x-ray film is best left to companies which specialize in providing that service.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0273, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX, (16 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931809
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Donald E. Titus, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0273:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX
James A. Mulvaney; Joel E. Gray; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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