Total chemical management in photographic processing

Journal of Imaging Technology
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The mission of the U. S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center is to produce high-quality photographs of the earth taken from aircraft and Landsat satellite. In order to meet the criteria of producing research-quality photographs, while at the same time meeting strict environmental restrictions, a total photographic chemical management system was installed. This involved a three-part operation consisting of the design of a modern chemical analysis laboratory, the implementation of a chemical regeneration system, and the installation of a waste treatment system, including in-plant pretreatment and outside secondary waste treatment. Over the last ten years the result of this program has yielded high-quality photographs while saving approximately 30,000 per year and meeting all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restrictions.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Total chemical management in photographic processing
Series title Journal of Imaging Technology
Volume 11
Issue 2
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 9 p.
First page 74
Last page 82
Country United States
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