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Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations


Section 3 - Chemical Recovery

3.8 MESHPAD MIST ELIMINATORS

3.8.5 Costs

3.8.5.1 Capital Costs

Capital costs for chromium plating tank ventilation systems using meshpad mist eliminators are shown in Exhibit 3-69. The capital costs include the tank hood, ductwork, mist eliminator, water recirculation system and exhaust fan. The cost curves are based on two types of systems: (1) a 3-pad wet system and (2) a 2-pad dry system. Basic equipment and installation equipment costs are shown for both types of systems.

 

Exhibit 3-69. Capital Costs for Meshpad Mist Eliminators (Courtesy of ChromeTech, Inc.)

3.8.5.2 Operating Costs

Operating costs for mesh pad mist eliminators are shown in Exhibit 3-70 (17 kb) for 3-pad wet and 2-pad dry systems. The operating costs are based on 4,000 hr/yr of operation. Energy costs are for the exhaust fan and water recirculation pump.


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