Accession Number : AD0771810

Title :   An Analysis of Classified Film Destruction Methods Which Recover Silver.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 72-May 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Baker,George W.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Classified film destruction has become a matter of interest because incineration, the only method approved by the Department of Defense for destroying classified film, is reportedly being threatened by environmental considerations. This study investigates past and current incinerator technology and alternate methods of destroying film and recovering silver. The available data indicate current incinerator technology is adequate for the present and short-range future. Since more stringent air pollution laws could eliminate future use of incinerators, this study recommends pursuit of an alternate method. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Photographic film, *Destruction, Recovery, Incinerators, Combustion, Air pollution, Silver, Classified materials, Chemical attack(Degradation), Theses

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE