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Zr electroplating?



I would like to know if it's possible to make a Zr electroplating like we make a Cr electroplating? If yes, do you know where I can find documentation about that (process, mechanical properties of this plating, price to setup this process, Zr price,Ö)

Thanks to answer.

christophe petit
Christophe Petit
- Chicago


Not from a water-based solution; most work has been from a fused salt bath.

James Totter
James Totter, CEF
- Tallahassee, Florida


Zr is probably too active to be plated from an aqueous solution like Cr. Solvent based plating baths may exist, but putting these into production wouldn't be easy.

Michael Brewington
plating shop - SALISBURY, North Dakota


It is possible to plate zirconium onto a substrate, but not "like" chromium. It needs to be done from a non-aqueous plating bath (molten salt, vapor, etc.) because water will separate into hydrogen and oxygen before Zirconium will be reduced from solution.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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