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Main Title Reducing Chromium Losses from a Chromium Plating Bath. 1987 Summer Intern Report. Project Conducted at New Dimension Plating, Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Author Achman, D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1987
Year Published 1987
Stock Number PB95-236006
Additional Subjects Plating ; Waste minimization ; Solid waste management ; Metal recovery ; Chromium ; Waste reduction ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-236006 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 38p
The company employs about forty people and operates for one or two eight hour shifts with an average of 315 racks of chrome plating per eight hour day. They plate a variety of metals including copper, nickel, gold, brass and chromium. Chromium is the major metal plated and is usually the last step in plating cycle. Most parts are copper plated and then nickel plated in preparation for chrome plating. The main difference between New Dimension Plating and other plating shops is the variety of parts plated. As New Dimension Plating is a job shop, a wide range of parts such as motorcycle accessories, stove parts, and custom items are metal finished. The plating lines are manual, meaning employees dip the racks into the tanks by hand. This fact along with the fact that parts vary greatly in size and shape accounts for the significant drag-out on the chromium plating line.