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I am a student of MSc in water and environmental engineering. At the moment I am doing a case study on metal finishing wastes treatment methods and their effectiveness. I couldn't get comprehensive information on net about my topic so could you help me.


Azadeh Fahimi
- Guildford, UK


You will need to be a lot more specific on the waste stream your are discussing..there are many different "metal finishing" processes, along with many different wastes generated.

Marc Green
Marc Green
anodizer - Boise, Idaho


If what you say is true, the U.S. government has certainly dribbled away hundreds of millions of dollars for nothing-- because the number of studies they have paid beltway bandits unconscionable bucks for on this one subject is beyond counting. Start over again at www.epa.gov.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey


EGAD, TED! Surely you aren't suggesting that our government is capable of wasting money? Especially when it comes to environmental law?

Marc Green
Marc Green
anodizer - Boise, Idaho


I don't think I've ever found "comprehensive" information on anything on the net. Try a few books a good place to start would be "Handbook of Effluent Treatment & Recycling for the Metal Finishing Industry" [affil. link to book on Amazon] by Hartinger. Another option to try would be the trade effluent working groups of the Institute of Metal Finishing or the Surface Engineering Association both based in Birmingham. How about the Department of Trade & Industries Envirowise Web site, lots of downloadable case studies metal finishing included, or download a copy of the guidance documents for IPPC (integrated pollution prevention & control) Sector Guidance note IPPC S2.07 Interim guidance for: Surface treatment of metal or plastic - by chemical or electrolytic means.They were available from the Environmental Agency website. Should be plenty of material in this lot. Is it me or do student research skills seem to consist of not moving from their computers.


Richard Guise
- Lowestoft, U.K.

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