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Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations


Section 2 - General Waste Reduction Practices

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Pollution Prevention and Source Control
2.2.1 Definitions
2.2.2 Pollution Prevention Programs

2.3 Good Operation Procedures
2.3.1 Employee Awareness and Education
2.3.2 Chemical Tracking and Record Keeping
2.3.3 Chemical Purchasing, Storage, Usage, and Handling
2.3.4 Preventive Maintenance
2.3.5 Leak/Spill Prevention and Control

2.4 Drag-Out Reduction
2.4.1 Drag-Out Reduction Principles
2.4.2 Drag-Out Reduction Techniques
2.4.2.1 Minimizing Drag-Out Formation
2.4.2.2 Direct Drag-Out Control
2.4.2.3 Drag-Out Recovery and Return

2.5 Rinsewater Reduction
2.5.1 Optimal Rinse Tank Design
2.5.2 Controlling the Flow Rate of Rinse Water Use
2.5.3 Alternate Rinsing Configurations

2.6 Use of Treated Wastewater

2.7 Closed-Loop Processing and Zero-Discharge

2.8 Other Rinsing Information

2.9 Summary of General Waste Reduction Practices


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