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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Recycling Nickel Electroplating Rinse Waters by Low Temperature Evaporation and Reverse Osmosis

Title:
Recycling Nickel Electroplating Rinse Waters by Low Temperature Evaporation and Reverse Osmosis

Abstract:
Electroplating operations generate rinse water wastes that are classified as hazardous due to the presence of heavy metals. Disposal of the rinse water waste without proper treatment is cost prohibitive and environmentally unacceptable. End-of-pipe treatments that utilize chemical precipitation and destruction of the plating chemicals waste valuable materials that could be recycled. This project involved the examination of two alternative technologies for reducing the waste generated and recovering heavy metals such that they can be recycled in the electroplating process. Specifically, low temperature evaporation and reverse osmosis systems were evaluated on a pilot scale to process rinse water collected from a nickel electroplating operation. Written by Timothy C. Lindsey and Jacqueline M. Peden. (PDF Format; Length: 72 pages)

URL:
http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library_docs/tr/tr13.pdf

Source:
IL Waste Management and Research Center

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 1994

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