Accession Number:

ADA125230

Title:

Plating Wastes Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

Twenty-three DARCOM installations perform plating and other metal finishing operations covered by EPAs Plating Wastewater Pretreatment regulations. Wastewater flows vary from less than 100 gallons per day to over 150,000 gallons per day. In many cases, common problems exist. Disposal of sludges and concentrated process solutions are becoming more costly and time- consuming. Rinsewater volume controls in the plating shop are seldom satisfactory. In this report, the similarities and differences reported by the 23 installations are described, providing a data base of DARCOM plating wastewater treatment. Subjects discussed include the variety in metals plated, volumes of wastewater flow, and efficiency of operations. Similarities are noted in basic treatment methods, in lack of recycle and recovery systems, and in problem areas. Actual DARCOM plating wastewater treatment is described. Problems and successes of these shops are cited. Where appropriate, conclusions are drawn and suggestions are made.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE