Mercury retorts for the processing of precious metals and hazardous wastes
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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.
KeywordsMercury Mercury Vapor Toxicity Characteristic Leach Procedure Material Safety Data Sheet Threshold Limit Value
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