Balance of arsenic and recycling

IRG/WP 02-50189

L Lindroos

Instead of importing considerable quantities of arsenic to Europe, it would be sensible to utilize the arsenic recovered in the recycling process in the manufacture of CCA-wood, in the metallurgical industry as well as in other ways. When copper is also processed into a form easy to utilize, it may be possible to utilize chrome as well. When these developments are implemented, it can be said that CCA-treated wood is an ecologically sound product. When the recycling process is introduced in Europe on a large scale, an amount of energy equivalent to a nuclear power unit can be conserved.

Keywords: CCA, waste wood, re-cycling

Conference: 02-05-12/17 Cardiff, Wales, UK

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