The Substitution of Ion Vapor Deposited (IVD) Aluminum for Cadmium
Final rept. 15 Apr 1989-19 May 1990
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP ST LOUIS MO
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The U.S. Air Force is concerned about the use of toxic processing at the Air Logistics Centers ALCs. As part of their task to reduce hazardous waste production, they contracted the McDonnell Aircraft Division MCAIR of McDonnell Douglas through EG and G, Idaho to demonstrate that IVD aluminum coating can replace the various cadmium processes across-the-board at the ALCs. The IVD aluminum coating and process are environmentally clean and produce no hazardous waste. Both cadmium and the cadmium processes involving electroplating are toxic and require hazardous waste disposal. In Phase I of this contract, technical information providing a comprehensive comparison between IVD aluminum and cadmium processing was compiled into a data base handbook for use by ALC personnel. Also in Phase I, MCAIR determined that IVD aluminum could replace cadmium processing without concern for about 80 percent of the ALC parts. Ion Vapor Deposited IVD aluminum coating, Aluminum coating, Non-toxic aluminum coating, Toxic cadmium, Replacement of by the Air Logistics Centers.
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