A Cost-Competitive Functional Trivalent Chromium Plating Process To Replace Hexavalent Chromium Plating

EPA Contract Number: 68D99048
Title: A Cost-Competitive Functional Trivalent Chromium Plating Process To Replace Hexavalent Chromium Plating
Investigators: Renz, Robert P.
Small Business: Faraday Technology, Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1999 through March 1, 2000
Project Amount: $69,873
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: SBIR - Pollution Prevention , Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Description:

In this Phase I project, Faraday Technology proposes to use modulated reverse current electrolysis in conjunction with a reduced-cost trivalent chromium plating chemistry, resulting in a reduced-cost, performance-based, functional trivalent chromium plating process to replace conventional hexavalent chromium plating. The process will be compared with conventional hexavalent chromium plating for thick, hard, functional coatings and for cost-effectiveness.

The proposed effort will produce a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, performance-based plating process to replace hexavalent chromium plating.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 2 publications for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, pollution prevention, engineering, chemistry, EPA., Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Scientific Discipline, Toxics, Waste, Water, Sustainable Industry/Business, hexavalent chromium, National Recommended Water Quality, Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, New/Innovative technologies, Engineering, 33/50, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Economics & Decision Making, cost reduction, chromium & chromium compounds, pollution standards, Chromium, electroplating, pollution prevention, cost effectiveness, chromium electroplating baths

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report
  • SBIR Phase II:

    A Cost-Competitive Functional Trivalent Chromium Plating Process To Replace Hexavalent Chromium Plating  | Final Report