Accession Number : ADA423561
Title : The Use of Wetting Agents/Fume Suppressants for Minimizing the Atmospheric Emissions from Hard Chromium Electroplating Baths
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA
Personal Author(s) : Paulson, Kathleen ; Matzdorf, Craig ; Scwartz, Stephen
Report Date : Mar 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 232
Abstract : This project demonstrates that a third generation wetting agent/fume suppressant (WA/FS) chemical additive to hard chromium electroplating baths reduces hexavalent chromium airborne emissions to the environment and reduces employee occupational exposures in the electroplating shop. While emissions are important, maintaining material quality for tactical equipment is paramount, and the WA/FS has no negative effect on electroplating quality or basis metals. Further, once added to the electroplating bath, the WA/FS does not measurably degrade over a period of time. Also, the project demonstrates the use of WA/FS during normal, full-scale plating operations.
Descriptors : *ELECTROPLATING SOLUTIONS , EMISSION , WETTING , FUMES , SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES , CHROMIUM , SHOPS(WORK AREAS) , SUPPRESSORS , OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES
Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE