How wastes from electroplating are treated.
1 Answer

Electroplating waste treatment.

Plating processes use hazardous materials that are unavoidable and must be handled properly to ensure compliance with stringent Federal, State, and Local laws. All process water and spent solutions are treated in-house by means of a controlled and constantly monitored system of pH neutralization, flocculation, coagulation, precipitation, and filtering. This process neutralizes hazardous materials and removes metals and other hazardous elements from the water. Once it meets or exceeds all the established compliance standards, the water is discharged to the City of Erie for further processing and re-use.

All of the hazardous material that was precipitated out of the water is collected and sent to an EPA certified recycler for incineration and reclaim. This is a more expensive disposal method but we at Klein Plating take great pride in knowing our waste streams are recycled. We would like our customers to know they have partnered with a plater who is concerned about maintaining the beauty and sanctity of the environment in which we all enjoy and live in.

Some of the waste treatment equipment used includes: 1) Digital pH and ORP calibrated controllers 2) Segregated waste streams 3) Proprietary software that allows for 24-hour monitoring anywhere in the world 4) Metering pumps 5) ICP testing of wastewater 6) Visual and audible alarms for notifying operators of any potential problems

Please log in to add an answer.