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SAFE DISPOSAL OF OPTICAL FIBER FRAGMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024018D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 163K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

To economically and safely dispose of the unwanted quartz and/or glass fiber residue which collects during the fabrication and repair of fiber optic devices and systems, the residue is deposited in a container 11 containing a bed of gravel 12, and the container 11 is then shaken to pulverize the fibers. That process yields a mixture of gravel and pulverized quartz/glass fibers which may be buried with minimal ecological risk.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SAFE DISPOSAL OF OPTICAL FIBER FRAGMENTS
Antonio B~Nafarrate

Proposed Classification
U.S~,CL 350/320 Int CL G02b

To economically and safely dispose of the unwanted quartz and/or glass fiber residue which collects during the fabrication and repair of fiber optic devices and systems, the residue is deposited in a container 11 containing a bed of gravel 12, and the container 11 is then shaken to pulverize the fibers. That process yields a mixture of gravel and pulverized quartz/glass fibers which may be buried with minimal ecological risk.

Volume 4 Number 3 May/June 1979 389

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                  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL 390 Volume 4 Number 3 May/June 1979

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