Electroplating is an electrochemical process used to coat a substrate material with a specific metal coating to create desirable surface properties such as abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, precise dimensions, etc.

In the electroplating industry, enormous amounts of valuable plating chemicals are lost as drag-out from the plating baths when the plated material is removed and washed in the following water rinse tank. Conventional waste treatment of this effluent would result in several hundred tons of hazardous sludge and disposal problems. With Eco-Tec recovery/ recycle technology, the user would not only gain the benefits of minimized or eliminated waste discharge, but would dramatically reduce purchases of planting chemicals as well.