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Topic Title: Tantalum Recycling in the United States in 1998
Topic Summary: Report that describes flow of tantalum in the US in 1998.
Created On: 7/1/2008 2:27 PM

 7/1/2008 2:27 PM

Diana Grady

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Joined: 11/14/2007

This report describes the flow of tantalum in the United States in 1998 with emphasis on the extent to which tantalum was recycled/reused. Tantalum was mostly recycled from new scrap that was generated during the manufacture of tantalum-related electronic components and new and old scrap products of tantalum-containing cemented carbides and superalloys. In 1998, about 210 metric tons of tantalum was recycled/reused, with about 43% derived from old scrap. The tantalum recycling rate was calculated to be 21%, and tantalum scrap recycling efficiency, 35%.

Source: L. D. Cunningham. "Tantalum Recycling in the United States in 1998". U. S. Department of the Interior. 01-349.
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