Remove Silver from X RAY

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jmdlcar

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I just try my first x ray today and I watch this video "Silver Recovery From X ray Film COMPLETE PROCESS" how to do it. The first x ray sheet been in the bleach for 15min and it hasn't remove anything yet. I have about 1.5 pound and it it works I will get more to do.

I have a 2 gallon bucket with 1 gallon of bleach. Since it pure Silver I want to make a Sliver Bar and Electrolyte for the Silver Cell. The bucket is outside I will check it when I get up to see if it did work or not.

Any idea that I can do?

EDIT:

Would 100% Nitric Acid work better?
 

Lino1406

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A mechanism to move the film in the medium can help. 10% NaOH also works. Expect 1-2% weight of film
 

jmdlcar

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I just glad I found what I have. I'm not going to buy any xray to lose money. I will stay with Sterling Silver.
 

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100% nitric would NOT work better. With only 1.5 lbs. use straight bleach not diluted. But at a typical yield of 1 ozt per 10 lbs. of genuine old, rare earth x-ray film don't expect to get much silver.

Assuming of course you do have old rare earth film and not a newer, (ie. very little silver), film.
 

ION 47

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New X-ray films contain 7-8 grams of silver per kilogram of green film, and 2-4 grams of silver per kilogram of processed film.
 

Broken T

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I have a question if someone wouldn't mind answering it for me. I was told that some films weren't made with silver. How do you tell?
 

ION 47

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Верно. Некоторые пленки, полученные сухим способом, вообще не содержат серебра.
 

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I just try my first x ray today and I watch this video "Silver Recovery From X ray Film COMPLETE PROCESS" how to do it. The first x ray sheet been in the bleach for 15min and it hasn't remove anything yet. I have about 1.5 pound and it it works I will get more to do.

I have a 2 gallon bucket with 1 gallon of bleach. Since it pure Silver I want to make a Sliver Bar and Electrolyte for the Silver Cell. The bucket is outside I will check it when I get up to see if it did work or not.

Any idea that I can do?

EDIT:

Would 100% Nitric Acid work better?
 

ION 47

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Если ваша пленка «мокрая», то хлорный отбеливатель + NaOH отлично подойдет, оставляя пленку прозрачной всего за пару минут.
 

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