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. 

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.

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.

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

Eurovac Engineers Dust/Fume Extractions

Products include portable/central vacuum systems, dust collectors, wet collectors, downdraft tables, fume arms and portable extractors.

Industrial Cleaning Furnaces Remove Pollutants

Controlled pyrolysis process converts organic-based materials into a carbon-based smoke which passes through a 1,500ºF afterburner exiting the exhaust stack as odorless water vapor and carbon dioxide.