Electroplating

electroplated parts

Electro-chemical tank operations apply electric current through a conductive part submerged in a tank containing an electrolytic solution. Most of these operations are electroplating (metal ions in solutions are deposited on to the conductive part). However, there are some operations where the metal from the conductive part is transferred into the solution. Typically, when current passes through the metal part, gas bubbles (usually hydrogen gas) form in the tank solution. These bubbles burst and produce a mist of the tank solution. Foam additives or surface tension adjusters may be added in the tank solution to reduce the emissions. Wet scrubbers, mist eliminators, and HEPA filters may also be used to control emissions. Typical     electro-chemical tank operations include decorative chrome plating, hard chrome plating, chromic acid anodizing, nickel plating, copper plating and cadmium plating.

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Emission Factor Tables

Decorative Chrome Electroplating, No Controls

Decorative Chrome Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Decorative Chrome Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Decorative Chrome Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Decorative Chrome Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Hard Chrome Electroplating, No Controls

Hard Chrome Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Hard Chrome Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Hard Chrome Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Hard Chrome Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Cadmium Electroplating, No Controls

Cadmium Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Cadmium Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Cadmium Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Cadmium Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Cadmium Cyanide Electroplating, No Controls

Cadmium Cyanide Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Cadmium Cyanide Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Cadmium Cyanide Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Cadmium Cyanide Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Nickel Electroplating, No Controls

Nickel Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Nickel Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Nickel Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Copper Electroplating, No Controls

Copper Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Copper Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Copper Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Copper Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Copper Cyanide Electroplating, No Controls

Copper Cyanide Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Copper Cyanide Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Copper Cyanide Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Copper Cyanide Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Copper Sulfate Electroplating, No Controls

Copper Sulfate Electroplating, Scrubber Controls

Copper Sulfate Electroplating, Fume Suppressant Controls

Copper Sulfate Electroplating, HEPA Controls

Copper Sulfate Electroplating, Site Specific Controls

Other Miscellaneous Electroplating, Site Specific Controls