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Electroplating Processes and Cleanups
Hosted by U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation

The Electroplating Processes and Cleanup Course is a four-hour, self-paced web-based series of lessons. The course integrates web-based training (WBT) with audio/video presentations to present a proven operational approach for responding to contamination at electroplating facilities. The course includes information ranging from the electroplating process to remediation of hazardous wastes. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:
  • Understand the operational approach to cleanup (including evaluation of the site and planning for the cleanup). The topics for this lesson include the responsibilities of an On-Scene Coordinator (OSC), the removal action phases, considerations for waste characterization, methods for evaluating the nature and extent of contamination, and methods to remediate a contaminated site.

  • Understand the fundamentals of electrochemistry and the current state of the electroplating industry. The topics for this lesson include various metal plating processes, operating practices that contribute to waste generation, considerations for constructing a plating tank, functional plating methods, cleaning and rinsing, and treatment solutions for general waste types.
  • Develop an awareness regarding disposal of chemical wastes during removal. The topics for this lesson include benefits, risks, and procedures for bulking liquid wastes.

  • Understand health and safety issues to prevent worker injury. The topics for this lesson include chemical and physical hazards, air monitoring, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Understand how to analyze and profile plating shops and their wastes in order to guarantee safe and efficient transportation of wastes. The topics for this lesson include procedures to profile plating shops, procedures to identify waste streams, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) classifications of hazardous wastes, and criteria to include on profile sheets.
Target Audience There are no tuition costs for this course, which is intended primarily for OSC, remedial project managers (RPMs), and state personnel who are responsible for the evaluation and cleanup of electroplating operations. There are no specific prerequisites for this course, except for familiarity with the terminology used to describe electroplating processes. Important Notice: Due to the content presented during a CEC course and the restrictions in place for non-citizens to enter federal buildings, international attendees are not permitted to attend CEC courses.


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This is an Independent On-line Training product.
To access the training please click here: http://www.ertpvu.org.

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