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Novel Process for Functional Chromium Plating from Non-Toxic Trivalent Chromium…

Award Information

Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27096
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27096
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Faraday TechNology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive Clayton, OH 45315-8983
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Novel Process for Functional Chromium Plating from Non-Toxic Trivalent Chromium (Cr(III)) Plating Bath
Agency: EPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $219,788.00
 

Abstract:

Chromium coatings are widely used in various industries. Functional chromium is currently plated from a Cr(VI) bath. However, Cr(VI) is identified as one of 17 "high-priority" toxic chemicals by the EPA. Compared to Cr(VI), Cr(III) is environmentally benign and the waste disposal cost is significantly reduced. However, functional chromium coatings are not currently available from a Cr(III) bath due to: (1) equivalent or greater chromium coating thickness, slightly highre plating rate, and higher current efficiency, (2) equivalent hardness, and (3) compatibility with current practice. Phase II work will include: (1) process optimization, (2) extended coating characterization, (3) economic verification, and (4) precommercial demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Chengdong Zhou
Principal Investigator
5132522113

Business Contact:


5132522113
Small Business Information at Submission:

Faraday Technology Inc.
3155 Research Blvd #105 Dayton, OH 04520

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No