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Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations


Section 1 - Overview of Project Results

1.3 FUTURE SURVEY EFFORTS OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MANUFACTURING SCIENCES

The initial NCMS project activities have established a benchmark assessment of pollution prevention and control technology for plating operations. The project products will assist platers in various ways, including: sharing ideas for drag-out and water use reduction; providing useful technology descriptions; providing an explanation of EPA's pollution prevention concept; summarizing cost and performance data from actual technology installations involving chemical recovery, bath maintenance and waste treatment; summarizing platers' experiences with alternative process chemicals that may reduce the hazardousness of the plating processes and the resultant wastes; and providing detailed data for off-site metals recycling options. This assessment has been made possible by the efforts of numerous platers, technology vendors and other interested parties. Hopefully, this industry will continue these efforts by participating in updates of the assessment. Each iteration of the assessment process will refine our technical knowledge and lead to more cost effective means of complying with environmental regulations.

Firms wanting to participate in updating this report and the associated database should complete the survey form contained in Appendix A. For additional information about this program contact the NCMS Project Manager (Paul Chalmer, NCMS, 3025 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108-3266, 313-995-4911).


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