Evaluation of Aluminum Ion Vapor Deposition as a Replacement for Cadmium Electroplating at Anniston Army Depot.
Final rept. May 89-Apr 92,
IT ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS INC CINCINNATI OH
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The U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency USATHAMA conducts research and development projects with the objective of minimizing hazardous waste generation at Army Depots. During one such project, USATHAMA evaluated the feasibility of an Aluminum Ion Vapor Deposition System as an alternative to cadmium electroplating. The test program was conducted at Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Alabama. IT Environmental Programs, Inc. was USATHAMAs contractor for this program. The Aluminum Ion Vapor Deposition System, referred to herein as an Ivadizer, provides corrosion resistance to metal parts by depositing a thin aluminum film typically 1 mil or 0.001 inch on the parts. As a replacement for cadmium electroplating, the Ivadizer has the advantage of generating minimal quantities of hazardous wastes whereas cadmium plating generates significant quantities of listed hazardous waste, and cadmium is toxic and possibly carcinogenic. Electroplating, Aluminum Ion Vapor Deposition, Hazardous Waste Minimization.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Safety Engineering