A Cost-Competitive Functional Trivalent Chromium Plating Process To Replace Hexavalent Chromium PlatingEPA 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: Richards, April
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.