Tungsten recycling in the United States in 2000

Circular 1196- R
Flow studies for recycling metal commodities in the United States



This report, which is one of a series of reports on metals recycling, defines and quantifies the flow of tungsten-bearing materials in the United States from imports and stock releases through consumption and disposition in 2000, with particular emphasis on the recycling of industrial scrap (new scrap) and used products (old scrap). Because of tungsten's many diverse uses, numerous types of scrap were available for recycling by a wide variety of processes. In 2000, an estimated 46 percent of U.S. tungsten supply was derived from scrap. The ratio of tungsten consumed from new scrap to that consumed from old scrap was estimated to be 20:80. Of all the tungsten in old scrap available for recycling, an estimated 66 percent was either consumed in the United States or exported to be recycled.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Tungsten recycling in the United States in 2000
Series title Circular
Series number 1196
Chapter R
DOI 10.3133/cir1196R
Edition -
Year Published 2011
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Mineral Resources Program
Description v, R1-R19 p.
Time Range Start 2000-01-01
Time Range End 2000-12-31
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N