Saturday, July 02, 2011


Radiology recycles all x-ray film and captures silver for recycling from their silver recovery units.

When an X-ray film has been exposed, it must be processed in order to produce a
permanent visible radiographic image that can be kept without deterioration for a number of

The waste X-ray/ photographic films contain 1.5 - 2 % (w/w) black metallic silver which is
recovered and reused. Around 18-20% of the world's silver needs are supplied by recycling
photographic waste.

X-ray film processors are used throughout the medical industry by doctors, hospitals, imaging centers, health and medical clinics, chiropractors and veterinarians.

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