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What's the best way to recover silver from industrial and medical x-ray film?

radiopaedia.org describes the approach usually taken by the industry with The commonest process now used is called "wash". The film is shredded and placed in large baths of a chemical ...
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What's the best way to recover silver from industrial and medical x-ray film?

The current price of silver is ~US\$0.95 per gram, or ~US\$1,000/kg. According to Specialty Metals, "10 pounds of medical x-ray film usually contains about one Troy Ounce of silver," about 6 ...
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