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printech, August, 2001
Chemgon


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From: Debra Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:49:57


I am forwarding this inquiry from another listserv. I have seen this product used at some printers, as well as dentists as the author mentioned, and had some questions myself. I will forward your comments and responses to the other listserv. Debra Jacobson.

 Hi Everyone, 

Does anyone know anything about a polymer called Chemgon? Dentists are using it as an alternative to silver recovery. The used fixer is poured into a 5 gallon container which has a polymer that neutralizes and bonds to the silver, making the the solid supposedly non-hazardous. The solid is disposed as regular trash. Do other states allow this? It sounded like treatment and since many dentists could be Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, our state does not allow CESQGs to treat their waste. Anyway input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!



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