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Anodizing vs Electroplating

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Could someone briefly distinguish between anodizing and electroplating. The EPA list emission factors for these two operations so there appears to be a difference.

Eddie C. Dukes
- Camden, South Carolina


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In anodizing, the part is made anodic which builds an oxide film on the parts in question, Eddie; in electroplating, the part is made cathodic and metal (usually a different metal than the substrate) is deposited onto it.

It's usually impossible to answer a question both briefly & correctly when it is posed without context, so if this didn't do it, please re-post with your own situation. Good luck.

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