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Facility Detail

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CHWMEG Report Number: H449.0

City, State/Prov, Country:Ingleside, Illinois, USA

Member Interest: This facility is currently being tracked by 5 members
(Member interest is not related to how many members use this facility.)

*Location Map:Google Maps

Review Program
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There are 1 more reviews conducted prior to 2014 not shown.

Description of Services:The facility recovers elemental mercury from fluorescent lamps. Lamps are manually placed on a feed conveyor belt that leads to an enclosed crushing unit. Drums of pre-crushed bulbs are also accepted. The entire drum is placed in a feed hopper (the drum is later vacuumed out and re-used). The crushing unit breaks the lamps and separates resulting debris into four principal components: broken glass, aluminum, ferrous metal and mercury-containing calcium phosphate powder (usually referred to as "phosphor" powder). Calcium phosphate powder is collected in distiller barrels for thermal batch processing onsite: vaporization and subsequent condensation of the mercury contained in the phosphor powder. Recovered mercury is currently stored inside the distiller holding tank (for future recycling).

Description Date:2003 Facility Review Program

Facility Location Map:

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