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Recycling methodologies for photographic chemicals resulting in usable products.

Objective

Photographic processing results in large quantities of liquid effluent which is a concern for the environment. The aim of the project is to develop a multi-step process for the treatment of photographic liquid wastes, with the following characteristics and advantages:
- Treatment of all types of waste photographic chemicals Processing without producing any additional new waste Reclamation of valuable products (e.g. silver, NH3-solutions) Processing with minimal energy input by means of heat coupling. The process will require a number of regenerative, evaporation and rectification steps. However, different sectors (printing works, photographic laboratories, hospitals, PCB manufacturers, reprography shops etc.) use different solutions and chemicals. The object of this project is to realise a process suitable for all photographic chemicals.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES CES BV
Address
Wildekamp 1B
6704 AT Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (1)

BREMER SONDERABFALL - BERATUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Knochenhauer Strasse 36-37
28195 Bremen