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  • 1) Tends equipment that recovers and reconditions mercury used in electrolytic cells: Sweeps, shovels, and dumps mercury-bearing material onto vibrating screen that separates mercury.

  • 2) Flushes screen with water, using hose, and drains off water into settling tank, forming sludge.

  • 3) Ladles contaminated mercury and sludge into reclaiming kettle and turns valves to admit acid and steam to separate foreign matter from mercury.

  • 4) Drains mercury into flask.

  • 5) May break used cell anodes to salvage porcelain insulators and copper posts, using hammer.

  • 6) May tend concentrating table to remove mercury residue from scrap material for recovery.

  • 7) May weigh flasks of recovered mercury for inventory records.




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Job Number: 6409