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WASTE WATER LEGISLATION

Click the icon to access a dedicated page detailing waste water bylaws in various jurisdictions in South Africa.

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The page below lists a selection of articles taken from our publications S A Metal Finisher and the SAMFA Metal Finishing Handbook. Click the PDF icon relating to the article you're interested in to download.
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Energy Management - To Do or Die

A frank discussion on the future costs of energy for metal finishers.

Contributed by John Kleyn of Accurate Automation and Consulting

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The Hull Cell and its Importance in Electroplating

Dr. T. S. Krishna Ram explains why the Hull Cell is still a very important tool. A competent plater can successfully use a Hull cell for the correct addition of brighteners and additives in addition to trouble-shooting of the bath.

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Responsible Water Treatment

John Kleyn explains how new developments in microfilter cross flow membrane technology make recovery of 80-95% of rinse water feasible.


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Plating Rectifiers

A general overview of various types of Rectifiers and the principles on which they work. Reprinted with the permission of Products Finishing Magazine. ® 2010 Gardner Publications, Inc.


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Is Acid Extender Technology Viable?


When a chemical product was introduced into the South African market that claimed to significantly extend the life of acid pickles, making regular dumping a thing of the past, SAMFA was duty bound to investigate the merits of the system. In this article John Danks of S D Electroplating voices his candid opinion.

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Mechanical Plating

Whilst mechanical plating may sound like an outdated concept from yesteryear, nothing could be further from the truth. It is regarded as an environmentally friendly process that is big in the USA and in Australia with demand continuing to grow.

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Is the Metal Finishing Industry ready for Solar Power? [Part 1]

Helmut Hertzog, a researcher involved in innovative applications of solar energy shares his perspective on Solar Power opportunities for the Industry.

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Is the Metal Finishing Industry ready for Solar Power? [Part 2]

Part 2 of Heltmut Hertzog's article on the potential use of solar power in the metal finishing applications.

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Cyanide Poisoning - What's the latest thinking?

A summary of the latest available information on the risks related to the handling of cyanides in metal finishing operations and advice on how to work safely and cope with incidents in an emergency.
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Can you have your Cake and Eat It?

Robert Sawyer of Serfilco International suggests ways to enable the surface finishing industry to control exposure to hazardous or toxic chemistry using the same equipment to reduce operating costs and improve quality.

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Air Quality Manual for the Metal Finishing Industry

A practical hands-on guide developed as part of the DANIDA sponsored OHS programme in the South African Metal Finishing Industry. Authored by Johan Vermeulen.


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Electroplating Explained

Basic electrochemistry, uses of plating, design considerations, types of plant, preparation for plating, specification and pricing.

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Electrostatics - Application Processes

Basic principles behind corona discharge coating technology.
A contribution by By Cornel Botha



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Degreasing with Trichloroethylene

A look at developments around degreasing with chlorinated solvents. Compiled by Tony van der Spuy

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Agitation Options for Cleaning & Degreasing

Irvin Tarr of Integral Systems SA compares various cleaning systems including solvents, ultrasonics, etc.

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