SAFE DISPOSAL OF OPTICAL FIBER FRAGMENTS
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Xerox Disclosure Journal
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.