small putty knife.
SCRAP FILM AND PAPER
film and paper become scrap. When an imaging facility
has a sufficient amount of black-and-white scrap, the
value of the silver in it can be substantial.
process requires equipment beyond the scope of Navy
imaging facilities. Two factors make silver recovery
difficult. First, the base must be removed; second, the
silver is not in solution. Two basic methods are used to
recover silver from scrap film and paper. One method
is to burn the scrap, leaving a silver-rich ash. The other
method is to remove the silver by a wet-chemical
treatment. Both methods require further steps to
separate the silver from the ash or the chemical solution.
precious metals recovery program.
Because of the diminishing supply of these precious
metals from domestic sources and an effort to reduce
the procurement cost of equipment containing precious
metals, it has become necessary for DoD to establish a
Precious Metals Recovery Program (PMRP). As a
Photographer's Mate, you should be concerned with the
set forth in the Navy Precious Metals Program,
Advanced Photography Course