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How to treat Acid Zinc bath contaminated by dissolved Titanium baskets?
As the topic states, I have had some dissolving of a titanium basket in an acid zinc bath, solution is now murky from a white substance that gathered in the basket and dispersed into the solution while removing it. Anodes ran low and voltage high, I have since filled the basket.
Although it was plating with good results afterwards i cannot see my work in the tank clearly and would like to clean it up.
How should i treat the bath?
Thank You !
- Houston, Texas
April 8, 2023
A. Hi Zach. A general principle in cases involving unknowns like this is you always try it in the lab on a small sample before attempting anything on the whole contents of the tank. So take a few ounces into the lab, pass it thru a piece filter paper, and tell us whether it solves the murkiness problem please.
Luck & Regards,
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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