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    Silver recovery system

    Anyone used this product?

    http://www.fixer.net/index.html

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    I've read you can use steel wool in a pipe.

    not sure though how you'd go about getting the silver separated from the steel other than melting it off the steel wool.

    -Dan

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielStone View Post
    I've read you can use steel wool in a pipe.

    not sure though how you'd go about getting the silver separated from the steel other than melting it off the steel wool.

    -Dan
    Actually the iron goes into solution when the silver precipitates and the steel wool disintegrates over time. The remaining sludge will still contain some iron, but not the full amount of the steel wool.
    This would be true for a regular acidic fixer. Not so sure what happens with alkaline ones.

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielStone View Post
    I've read you can use steel wool in a pipe.

    not sure though how you'd go about getting the silver separated from the steel other than melting it off the steel wool.

    -Dan
    The problem is then properly disposing of the sludge. This system does that for you; they pick it up and recycle it properly at the end of a year and then you get a new system.

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    john

    this might be of interest to you.
    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=55514

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    Quote Originally Posted by John NYC View Post
    Anyone used this product?

    http://www.fixer.net/index.html

    this product is essentially a trickle tank. it is a sealed
    cartridge of iron or another metal
    and it transfers the iron for the silver.
    you have to keep it wet and run something through
    it all the time or it will get what are called canyons/channels
    and then end up useless. the ones that are not made of iron
    tend to canyon less. essentially it is the same as having a pipe filled
    with iron / steel wool, except there is a way to refine it, instead of just
    throwing it in the landfill or on waste collection day, having it incinerated.

    220$ plus shipping, plus the disposal fee and then plus another lid / cartridge ...
    it doesn't sound like a bargain to me.
    it is less expensive to have a waste hauler remove 50 gallons of fix. for 150$...

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    this product is essentially a trickle tank. it is a sealed
    cartridge of iron or another metal
    and it transfers the iron for the silver.
    you have to keep it wet and run something through
    it all the time or it will get what are called canyons/channels
    and then end up useless. the ones that are not made of iron
    tend to canyon less. essentially it is the same as having a pipe filled
    with iron / steel wool, except there is a way to refine it, instead of just
    throwing it in the landfill or on waste collection day, having it incinerated.

    220$ plus shipping, plus the disposal fee and then plus another lid / cartridge ...
    it doesn't sound like a bargain to me.
    it is less expensive to have a waste hauler remove 50 gallons of fix. for 150$...
    I can guarantee you no one will haul away anything in Manhattan for just $150. Manhattan might as well be Mars; things just work differently here.

    Your product that you showed in the earlier post and via PMs sounds like an interesting alternative.

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    Re: Silver recovery system

    glad i could help john

    - john

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