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Date: Wed, 2 Apr 97 08:35 WET From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Re: Fiber optic cable recycling (Craig Coker, Take 2)
April 2, 1997
Dear Craig Coker,
I m really never satisified when I give a negative answer. So, I used some of my outside research time last Friday to seek further answers to your question concerning disposal and recycling technologies for fiber optic cable. Here are the re-results, which I m happy to say approximate an answer:
Hamos Elektronik of Penzberg, Germany has used electrostatic separation technologies to separate a variety of metal fractions from mixtures of metals as well as for demetallization from cable scrap. (Now, this may be preconsumer waste; you ll have to get hold of the source, which probably won t be easy). The source where it s been written up was in a Conference proceedings:
EMPA/et al R 95 Recovery Recycl, Reintegration Collected Papers of the R 95 International Congress, Volume 3: Mechanical Process, Logistics Networks Separation Technology Session, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 1-3, 1995, p. 366. The paper is titled Electrostatic Separators for Metal Recovery from Electronic Scrap, Cables and Composite Materials, by Rainer Kohnlechner, Hamos Elektronik.
Recycling s Continental Touch by Agnes Shanley in CHEMICAL BUSINESS, September, 1989, Vol 11 #8, p. 15. Another German equipment producer, AKW Apparate Verfahren has adapted hydrocyclones to separate plastics and other technologies for materials separation among other materials, for electronic cables.
And an older source:
State Offers Tips on Handling Problem Wastes, Difficult Conditions by Bill Collord, Californnia Solid Waste Mgmt. Board, in SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, Dec., 1980, vol. 23 #12, p. 38. Disposal of cables are included.
-- Research Library for RCRA