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Published: 11/1/2019

Steps to Take Control of Wastewater Treatment
Finishing operations should consider their environmental impact and other motivating factors, beyond mere compliance.

Published: 9/4/2019

Understanding Compliance Inspection using the 6Ps Model
Staff from  the City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department’s Bureau of Sanitation’s Industrial Waste Management Division, explain how metal finishers can utilize the 6Ps Model.

Published: 6/14/2019

Solving the Challenge of Carbonate Buildup in Zinc-Nickel Plating Baths
Plating shop designs a refrigerated drum crystallization method with a flow-through tank that treats a continuous flow of plating bath rather than separate batches.

Published: 1/10/2019

Phosphates: How They Impact Your Discharge
This presentation starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply.

Published: 1/10/2019

Cyanide Destruction: A New Look at an Age-Old Problem
Cyanide in mining and industrial wastewaters has been around from the beginning, including electroplating processes.  This presentation reviews a number of current processes, and in particular, offers new technologies for improvement in cyanide...

Published: 11/1/2018

Preventing Electroplating Tank Catastrophes in Surface Finishing Operations
About 75 percent of process tank users have reported tank failures. Here’s how to avoid them.

Published: 8/19/2017

Metals Loading Study Supports Milwaukee Finishers' Stand Against Regulations: Then and Now
In July of this year, our NASF Report featured a major success for the surface finishing industry, the results of a 2014-2016 study of wastewater discharged to the POTWs in Milwaukee.  What follows here is the story going back 30...

Published: 7/1/2017

NASF Report: July 2017
NASF releases its Metals Loading Study for Wastewater Discharges and looks at recent federal deregulatory actions impacting surface finishing.

Published: 3/27/2017

Southern California Platers Facing Lower Air Emission Standards
MFASC meeting with the South Coast Air Quality Management District over proposed lower emission levels for hexavalent chromium.

Published: 3/1/2017

Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show
Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.