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Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations


Section 2 - General Waste Reduction Practices

2.4 DRAG-OUT REDUCTION

For the typical electroplating job shop, the drag-out of process solutions and the subsequent contamination of rinse waters are the major pollution control problems. This section explains the basic principles of drag-out theory and explores the function and applicability of the various drag-out minimization techniques in use today.

Because of the importance of drag-out and drag-out loss prevention, numerous questions in the Users Survey were related to this topic. The responses to these questions are discussed throughout the following subsections.


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