Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations
Section 1 - Overview of Project Results
1.1 Description of Project
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is sponsoring
an on-going project to assess pollution prevention and control
technology available to the plating industry and to make this
information available to those who can benefit from it. Completed
project activities include extensive surveys of the plating industry
and vendors of technologies and an in-depth literature review.
The plating industry survey was performed in cooperation with
the National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF). This book
and the associated database are the initial products of the project.
The project results are useful for all those associated with pollution
prevention and control in the plating industry. The results show
which treatment, recovery and bath maintenance technologies have
been most successful for different plating processes and the costs
for purchasing and operating these technologies. The project results
also cover trends in chemical substitution, the identification
of compliance-problem pollutants, sludge generation rates, off-site
sludge recovery and disposal options, and many other pertinent
topics. Section 1 provides an overview of the approach taken by
the project team, as well as an outline of key results.
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