Ultrasonic irradiation applied either above the surface of a chromic acid plating bath or through the plating bath itself during the process of chromium electroplating reduces the emissions of hazardous chromic acid mist. The use of ultrasound is particularly effective at high current densities. The results suggest that sonication during the electroplating of chromium may provide a useful method of controlling chrome mist emission without the need for a chemical additive (mist suppressant). In conjunction with lip extraction this could lead to a more efficient process since the use of ultrasound has been shown to be of benefit in the electroplating process itself.
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Mason, T. J., Lorimer, J. P., Saleem, S., & Paniwnyk, L. (2001). Controlling Emissions from Electroplating by the Application of Ultrasound. Environmental Science and Technology, 35(16), 3375–3377. https://doi.org/10.1021/es001944r