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 Abstract

  Capsule Report, Hard Chrome Fume Suppressants and Control Technologies (PDF) (34 pp, 476 KB) (EPA/625/R-98/002) December 1998

The hard chromium electroplating industry has been affected by numerous air quality regulations on both the state and federal levels. In 1995, EPA promulgated its National Emission Standards for Chromium Emissions From Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks.

Under these standards, facilities that perform industrial or functional chrome plating must demonstrate that chromium emissions do not exceed acceptable limits and must satisfy monitoring, record-keeping, and reporting requirements. Various chemical and mechanical strategies for air pollution control exist to accomplish these goals. This report evaluates the use of control technologies and fume suppressants to extract, recover, or suppress chromium emissions prior to venting the exhaust air to the atmosphere.


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