The Use of Wetting Agents/Fume Suppressants for Minimizing the Atmospheric Emissions from Hard Chromium Electroplating Baths
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA
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This project demonstrates that a third generation wetting agentfume suppressant WAFS 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 WAFS has no negative effect on electroplating quality or basis metals. Further, once added to the electroplating bath, the WAFS does not measurably degrade over a period of time. Also, the project demonstrates the use of WAFS during normal, full-scale plating operations.
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes