Science Inventory

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY - THE ELECTROPLATING INDUSTRY

Citation:

U.S. EPA. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY - THE ELECTROPLATING INDUSTRY. EPA/625/10-85/001, 1985.

Impact/Purpose:

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Description:

This 44-page Technology Transfer Environmental Regulations and Technology publication is an update of a 1980 EPA publication that has been revised to reflect changes in the EPA regulations, as well as in the pollution control technologies that affect the electroplating industry. This report provides the electroplating industry with a summary of the laws, regulatory activities, and technologies that affect decisions regarding wastewater treatment and solid waste handling and disposal. EPA's recently promulgated regulations on water pollution control are presented in Chapter 2, and wastewater treatment technologies and case histories are discussed in Chapter 3 and 4 respectively. Chapter 5 presents information on the current status of sludge disposal regulations and technologies and operating techniques that can reduce sludge disposal costs. Various sources of financial assistance available through Federal programs are presented in Chapter 6. Electroplating wastewater pollutants of greatest concern are toxic metals (cadmium, copper, chromium, nickel, lead, and zinc); cyanide; toxic organics; and conventional pollutants (total suspended solids and oil and grease).

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ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY - THE ELECTROPLATING INDUSTRY

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER)
Product Published Date: 09/01/1985
Record Last Revised: 10/16/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 39024

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY