Recycle, Refine, Remanufacture - Robert G. Surash, Rochester Silver Works, LLC (RSW)
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Three simple words: ‘Recycle, Refine, Remanufacture’ was the major theme that process chemist Robert G. Surash of Rochester Silver Works, LLC (RSW) presented at the 37th IPMI June 2013 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Robert’s presentation focused on these three processes and the connectivity to RSW’s operations that culminates in the production of high-grade (ACS-certified) invariantquality silver nitrate.
Robert G. Surash, Process
Chemist, Rochester Silver
He acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University. He has spent the majority of his career with industrialscale silver-based manufacturing processes. He started at Eastman Kodak Company in a manufacturing developmental laboratory with special emphasis on fire assay testing and developed into Kodak’s on-site technical expert for the operations of silver refining, film recycling and silver nitrate manufacturing. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and is the holder of three US patents involving photographic film recycling and methods for treating and recovery metals associated with both domestic and industrial waste waters.