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Germanium recycling in the United States in 2000

Circular 1196-V

Supersedes OFR 2005-1274
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Abstract

This report describes the recycling flow of germanium in the United States in 2000, as well as other germanium material flow streams. Germanium was recycled mostly from new scrap that was generated during the manufacture of germanium-containing fiber optic cables and from new and old scrap products of germanium-containing infrared imaging devices. In 2000, about 11.5 metric tons of germanium was recycled, about 40 percent of which was derived from old scrap. The germanium recycling rate was estimated to be 50 percent, and germanium scrap recycling efficiency, 76 percent.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Germanium recycling in the United States in 2000
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1196
Chapter:
V
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
v, 10 p. [V1-V10]
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Time Range Start:
2000-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2000-12-31T12:00:00
Online Only (Y/N):
Y