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Tantalum recycling in the United States in 1998

Open-File Report 2001-349

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This report describes the flow of tantalum in the United States in 1998 with emphasis on the extent to which tantalum was recycled/reused. Tantalum was mostly recycled from new scrap that was generated during the manufacture of tantalum-related electronic components and new and old scrap products of tantalum-containing cemented carbides and superalloys. In 1998, about 210 metric tons of tantalum was recycled/reused, with about 43% derived from old scrap. The tantalum recycling rate was calculated to be 21%, and tantalum scrap recycling efficiency, 35%.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Tantalum recycling in the United States in 1998
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2001-349
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
12 p.