SME Specific MeasuresCompetitive and Sustainable Growth
Proposal number EXAW-1999-00927
Proposal titleRecycling methodologies for photographic chemicals resulting in usable products.
AbstractPhotographic processing resul ts in large quantities of liquid effluent which is a concern for
the environment. The aim of the project is to develop a multi-step process for the
treatment of photographic liquid wastes, with the following characteristics and
advantages:- Treatment of all types of was te photographic chemicals Processing
without producing any additional new waste Reclamation of valuable products (e.g. silver,
NH3-solutions) Processing with minimal energy input by means of heat coupling. The
process will require a number of regenerative, evaporation and rectification steps.
However, different sectors (printing works, photographic laboratories, hospitals, PCB
manufacturers, reprography shops etc.) use different solutions and chemicals. The object
of this project is to realise a process suitable for all photographic chemicals.
Key ActionGROW-1. Key action: Innovative products, processes and organisation
Start date6/07/2000End date6/07/2001
Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase6 months
SME CoordinatorDr Volker AURICHCompany sizeS3
6704 AT - Wageningen