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Zincating of Aluminum


I am an a consultant writing a Waste Characterization report for a client's waste (Filter Press Cake). My question is: Does the zincating of aluminum before plating constitute a F019 waste classification?

Alice Hausfeld
- Cincinnati, Ohio


My understanding is that the wastes from all steps of the plating process, be they bottom sludges, or be they filter cake after treatment, are considered F006--and that this would include the zincating step as well. But that's only my understanding, not an interpretation.

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


Is the zincating of aluminum considered chemical conversion coating?

Alice Hausfeld
- Cincinnati, Ohio


Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but my personal experience is that every regulation and every regulator wants you to consider the zincating to be a step in the plating process.

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


You are NOT WRONG Ted.

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