Pollution Control

The Pollution Control Zone is a library of environmental health and safety issues for the surface finishing industry. From air to water pollution, this site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for EH&S articles, regulation updates, suppliers and products. 

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.

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.

Experts

Dielectric Testing to Determine Tank Leaks

Goad CEO Curtis Goad suggests using dielectric testing, more commonly known as “spark testing,” to detect pinholes in containment systems.

Experts

How to Combat Roughness in Cyanide Copper Bath

Q. We have been experiencing roughness in our cyanide copper bath. What should we be looking at to fix this? Plating expert Adam Blakeley has the answer. 

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Bumper Crop for Valley Chrome

Once an exclusive plating operation, the California company has transformed into one of the largest manufacturers of accessories for the automobile and trucking industry, selling about 50,000 bumpers per year.
INNOVATIONS

Spray Booth Exhaust Filters Capture Wide Variety of Coatings

Andreae Team offers a range of exhaust filters for spray booths designed to catch a wide variety of coatings, including high-solid enamels, baked and air-dried enamels, glues, oils, stains, lacquers, fiberglass, epoxies, asphalts, clearcoats, tar, Teflon, and more.

Venturi Scrubbers Available in Integrated Packages

Bionomic Industries’ Series 7000/8000 venturi scrubbers are available in fully integrated pre-engineered packages, complete with recirculation pumps, piping networks, instrumentation and automated controls.