Exhibit 3-2. Reasons Why Respondents Purchased Chemical Recovery Technologies

Recovery Technologies (a)

Why the Technology Was Purchased(b)  ED EW ATMEV VACEV IX ME RO Totals
To Meet or Help Meet                 1  38   42    14  18  4  4   121
Effluent Regulations
 
To Reduce Plating                    0  14   42    12   8  5  4    85
Chemical Purchases
 
To Reduce the Quantity               0  20   34    12  13  2  2    83
of Waste Shipped Off-Site
 
To Reduce Wastewater                 1  20   39    11  12  2  2    87 
Treatment Costs
  
To Improve                           0   1    9     0   5  1  3    19
Product Quality
 
Other                                0   3    6     1   0  3  0    13

(a) Technology key: ED=electrodialysis, EW=electrowinning, ATM EV=atmospheric evaporation, VAC EV=vacuum evaporation, IX=ion exchange, ME=meshpad mist eliminator, RO=reverse osmosis.

(b) Multiple reasons for purchasing technologies were often given by a respondent for the same technology/application.


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