, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 45–50 | Cite as

Mercury retorts for the processing of precious metals and hazardous wastes

  • Charles Washburn
  • Eldan Hill
Overview Precious Metals: Pyrometallurgy


In this paper, the authors describe some of the considerations for the design and operation of mercury retort facilities. These retort facilities are used for precious metals processing and for the treatment of mercury-bearing hazardous wastes. The relevant properties and characteristics of mercury and mercury vapor are presented, as well as facility engineering with respect to industrial hygiene, area ventilation, and material handling.


Mercury Mercury Vapor Toxicity Characteristic Leach Procedure Material Safety Data Sheet Threshold Limit Value 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Washburn
    • 1
  • Eldan Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Summit Valley Equipment & EngineeringUSA

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