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LEAD-BASE PAINT CHIP SEPARATION AND RECOVERY

PMET's Lead-Base Paint Chip Separation and Recovery technology provides clients with an efficient, effective, and economical process for removing toxic lead paint chips from abrasive particles, rust, steel, and trash found in spent blasting abrasive and recovering and recycling both the lead and the abrasive This process, which is the subject of U.S. Patent 4,943,368, totally eliminates the need to landfill the spent abrasive, dramatically reduces cost of paint removal, and abolishes the ongoing generator liability inherent in landfill disposal of toxic materials.

Paint chip separation and recovery is achieved by physical separation utilizing a combination of magnetic, mechanical, and electrostatic techniques that:
  • converts 100% of the spent abrasive into
    usable products

  • provides smelter feed for lead recovery

  • recovers up to 40% of the clean abrasive
    for reuse

  • renders the balance of the clean abrasive
    suitable for use in other products

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