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Published: 1/11/2011

Decontamination of Metal Finishing Area
We have a finishing room at one of our plants, and we have outsourced the plating. We also did pickling and bright dip in the room, and we now want to decontaminate it so that we can sell the equipment, or at least dispose of it properly. Our main c...

Published: 1/11/2011

Do We Have a Large Load?
We have a captive metal finishing operation and are looking at a process that will have a waste stream with 10,000 ppm Chemical Oxygen Demand at an average flow rate of 4 gal/min that will be discharging into our city’s wastewater treatment facility...

Published: 1/10/2011

Iron Phosphate-Contaminated Rinsewater Disposal/Recycle
Could you provide us readers with some advice as to the potential to recycle or reuse our waste iron phosphate?

Published: 7/1/2010

Protecting Respiratory Health
Information about OSHA programs for respirators.

Published: 5/1/2010

What New Air Pollution Regulations?
Info on the Plating and Polishing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Published: 1/1/2010

Sulfuric Acid Reporting
Back in 2005, you responded to a question regarding the reporting of sulfuric acid in lead/acid batteries for SARA 302/311/312 reporting. You had estimated that sulfuric acid would be about 18% of the weight of the battery. Is this still a good esti...

Published: 3/1/2009

Industrial Storm Water Runoff
The other day during our annual inspection by the sewer district, they expressed concern over our "boneyard" behind the plant where we store used equipment, tanks, and scrap building materials, mainly metals. The inspectors then finished their typi...

Published: 1/1/2009

Flouride Removal
Any recommendations on how we can easily remove fluoride without major modifications to our pretreatment system?

Published: 1/1/2009

Protection from Hex Chrome
OSHA’s relatively new hexavalent chromium standard remains somewhat confusing when trying to implement at our plant. Could you provide some insight on how to obtain compliance?

Published: 11/1/2008

Q: We are consolidating several plants into one location in order to improve our efficiencies and better serve our customers.