New Evapotranspiration Process: Key to Zero Discharge for Electroplaters

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 8, Pg. 58-59

Document Type: Feature article


The electroplating process and methods of handling electroplating wastes at the Naval Air Rework Facility in Pensacola, Florida are described. In the past, evapotranspiration as a treatment process for electroplating wastes was perceived as costly and energy intensive. It is shown here, however, that with vapor recompression evaporation, a pound of water can be evaporated with only 1/12th the energy it normally takes. The potential for the new evapotranspiration process is examined.

Subject Headings: Evapotranspiration | Industrial wastes | Recycling | Waste treatment | Hydro power | Florida | United States

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