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Project at a Glance Contents on the CD ROM
  • X-ray films have two essential
    Base- Polyester (polyethylene terephthalate resin) 0.2mm thick.
    Emulsion- Silver halide crystals suspended in gelatin. (0.007-0.02mm).
  • Radiology recycles all x-ray film and captures silver for recycling from their silver recovery units.
  • An industrial process for X-ray film-recycling was worked out by the IPR-company9 and introduced to the market under the name REPET on the  basis of a triple motivation:
    availability of the waste chips on a repetitive basis
    suitable purity
    very competitive price.
  • 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 years.
  • 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.
  • Experiments included investigations concerning optimal parameters of leaching process for treatment of exposed X-ray films, such as temperature, time, acid concentration and solid/liquid ratio. Investigations on valorisation of silver from exposed X-ray films started with onset with photo
  • X-ray film processing in medical applications represents a significant opportunity for new technologies to reduce or eliminate water use. One of
    those technologies is the application of water recycling to the process equipment.
  • X-ray film processors are used throughout the medical industry by doctors, hospitals, imaging centers, health and medical clinics, chiropractors and veterinarians.
  • X-ray equipment frequently contains small amounts of
    cooling oil. Old X-ray equipment - may contain PCB oils
General Information
  • Understanding plastic films - Its Uses, Benefits and Waste
    Management Options

  • X-Ray Film Recycling And Its Benefits

  • X-Ray films

  • Importance Of X-ray Film Recycling

Company Profiles

  • Company from Chicago
  • Company from Dubai
  • Evolve Technologies Corporation
  • Company from Florida
  • Company from Michigan
  • Company from Sydney
  • Company from Texas
  • Company from UAE
  • Company from UK
  • X-Ray film Recycling Company List


  • X-Ray Recycling
  • Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Film Recycling
  • Processing the Radiograph
  • Recovery of silver from waste x-ray film by alkaline protease from conidiobolus coronatus
  • Recycling of silver from exposed x-ray films
  • Recycling of used x-ray film in thailand
  • X-Ray film processor recycling units

Application & Technology

  • Managing Silver-bearing Wastes in Photo Processing
  • Clean Technology for the recovery of silver from processed radiographic films
  • Policy concept applied to X-ray waste management in Thailand
  • GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies - X-Ray Radiographic Film Systems


  • A method of recycling useful metals
  • Process for recycling polyester
  • Method for recovering photographic and industrial waste.
  • Silver recovery system for X-ray and photographic film processors
  • Electrolytic silver recovery system
  • Consultants from Canada
  • Consultants from Georgia
  • Greymart Consultant
  • Consultants from Minnesota
  • Consultants from Tennessee

Market & Report

  • Proposed figures for computation of prices per pound medical X-ray film and unrefined silver flake
  • Silver Recycling in the United States in 2000
  • Compliance Bulletin
    Hazardous Waste
    Photographic, X-ray and Dental Wastes
  • Submittal of "Extended product responsibility" case study
  • Managing Photographic and X-ray Waste
  • Waste reduction and disposal options for specific hospital wastes


  • An Introduction to Waste
    Management Options for
    Photographic Processing Facilities
  • Pollution Prevention Guidelines for Dental Offices

Equipment Suppliers

  • IMG Silver Recovery Systems
  • Silver Recovery X-Ray Fixer Machine
  • Shredders
  • Silver recovery machines from industrial x-ray films
  • X-ray film washing line


  • Recycling Suppliers
  • X-ray film recycling Selling leads
  • Lebenon Suppliers
  • Recyclers List


  • China Buyers
  • Egypt Buyers
  • Dubai Buyers
  • India Buyers
  • List of Buyers


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