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Molybdenum recycling in the United States in 1998

June 1, 2002

This report describes the flow of molybdenum in the United States in 1998 with emphasis on the extent to which molybdenum was recycled. Molybdenum was mostly recycled from products of molybdenum-bearing steels and superalloys, with some molybdenum products recovered specifically for their high molybdenum content. In 1998, 8,000 metric tons (t) of molybdenum was estimated to have been recycled, and the recycling rate was calculated to be 33 percent, with recycling efficiency at about 30 percent.

Publication Year 2002
Title Molybdenum recycling in the United States in 1998
DOI 10.3133/ofr2002165
Authors John W. Blossom
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2002-165
Index ID ofr2002165
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse