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. 

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.

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.

Experts

How Phosphates Impact Your Discharge

Phosphate conversion coatings are used to impart corrosion resistance, lubricity or to serve as a base layer for subsequent coatings. Hubbard-Hall’s Robin Deal explains their environmental impact. 

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.

Featured Video

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

ACM Solutions Restore Resin Resources

ACM Technologies provides services include deionized resin regeneration.


Samsco Thermal Evaporator Systems Separate Waste in One Step

Samsco designs, manufactures and installs evaporator systems.