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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Electrocoagulation Technology-Ace Plating, Part II

Electrocoagulation Technology-Ace Plating, Part II

Electrocoagulation is a process of applying a direct or alternating current and voltage of varying strength to electrodes in contact with water. In theory, this contact causes the suspended and/or dissolved solids in that water to form into a floc or precipitate of sufficient size that it can be rapidly removed from the liquid by filtration. Electrocoagulation technology vendors promote the ability of this method to reduce water usage and the amount of metals discharged to the sewer, among other claims. The Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC) investigated the effectiveness of this process, with the cooperation of Ace Plating, an electroplater in the Chicago area which agreed to host a series of tests. This factsheet provides an overview of this assessment of electrocoagulation and the conclusions reached. (Length: 2 pages)


Illinois Waste Management and Research Center

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
December 2001

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