d. Be sure to bypass the cartridges with the rinse water. This prevents dilution of the chemicals retained
in the cartridges and permits maximum silver recovery.
After the rinse water has drained, turn the three-way valve handle toward the cartridges again. Then close
the activator, stop, and fixer drain valves to prepare the processor for the new batch of solutions.
a. Up to 30 batches of chemicals can be drained through the chemical recovery cartridges for the first
b. The front or first cartridge is removed for reclamation and the rear cartridge is moved to the front or
c. A new cartridge is installed in the rear or second position.
d. Thereafter, the front cartridge can hold a total of 60 batches before being removed for reclamation.
Figure 2-5. Hookup for silver recovery