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Air Pollution Control for the Surface and Metal Finishing Industry

Vanaire designs and builds high-quality air scrubbing and ventilation systems, ensuring complete capture and control of emissions from surface and metal finishing processes. Vanaire provides surface and metal finishing lines and equipment for the following applications:

  • Electroplating
  • Electroless
  • Anodizing
  • Acid Etching
  • Galvanizing
  • Phosphating
  • Aluminum Bright Dip
  • Zinc Plating
  • Nickel Plating
  • Cadmium Plating
  • Chrome Plating
  • Plating on Plastics
Surface and Metal Finishing

What is Surface and Metal Finishing?

Metal and surface finishing is a process critical in the manufacturing of all kinds of products around the world. It is necessary for:

  • Corrosion protection
  • Appearance and finish
  • Resistance against wear
  • Lubricity
  • Physical enhancement of a metallic or plastic substrate

Chemicals Involved

Finishing is a critical process in many industries, from the production of basic commodities to the building of mission critical components. Surface and metal finishing process typically use chemicals such as:

  • Ammonia
  • Chromic acid
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Nitric acid
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Sulfuric Acid

When these chemicals are left in process tanks, the liquid surface can turn into a gaseous vapor or mist. These vapors need to be contained to prevent toxic exposure to workers, as well as corrosion on machinery and building structures. This can be achieved using an exhaust ventilation system paired with a chemical scrubber of mist eliminator specifically designed for surface and metal finishing industries.

Order Vanaire Air Scrubbers

Contact the Vanaire team today for consultative, design, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance services.

You can learn more about air pollution control in the United States from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.